Descendants of GREEN BERRY (G. B.) ARLEDGE

of Polk County, NC


From the working family history files of

Pam Wilson of Cartersville, Georgia

 

NOTE: These files are necessarily incomplete and in a constant state of being updated, so please send updates, corrections, additions, comments and so on to me at wilsonpam@mindspring.com. Last updated July 2006. Specific dates of birth and marriage for living individuals or those born after 1925 have been manually removed.


 

Descendants of Green Berry Arledge
 
 
Generation No. 1
 
1.  GREEN BERRY8 or G. B. ARLEDGE  (JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 18 Dec 1816 in Green River Cove, Rutherford Co, NC. He was listed as Head of Hosuehold (HOH) in the 1860 Polk Co NC Tryon Twp; HOH 1880 White Oak, Polk Co, NC. He died 28 Apr 1887 and is buried at Silver Creek Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC. 
 
He first married (1) SARAH HOLBERT 23 Mar 1847 in Rutherford/Polk Co, NC, daughter of BENJAMIN HOLBERT and CHARITY STOVER (one of three Holbert sisters to marry three Arledge brothers).  She was born Abt. 1822 in Holbert's Cove, Rutherford Co, NC, and died Abt. 1854.
 
He then married (2) REBECCA E. WALDROP 11 Feb 1855 in Polk Co, NC [(listed as Bery G. Arledge); bond T. D. Waldrop], daughter of LUKE WALDROP and SARAH MCBRAYER.  She was born 21 Apr 1829 in Rutherford Co, NC, and died 28 Jul 1914 in Spartanburg Co, SC of "endocarditis"; Bur. Silver Creek Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.
 
Notes for GREEN BERRY ARLEDGE:
Was one of first four deacons of Silver Creek Baptist Church, Mill Spring, NC, when it was organized on 15 April 1840, along with Jim Jackson, Mart Hamilton, and Samuel McMurray. [Source: "The Story of Silver Creek Baptist Church, 1840-1972," pamphlet prepared for Dedication Service of new church building completed 24 August 1972 and dedicated 8 October 1972]
 
Witnessed this deed in 1851: State NC Polk County. Rec'd of Benjamin HOBERT in Consideration for a negro boy named Harry aged about one year old one hundred and fifty dollars with I inwarrant and defend from all rights titles and claims forever I in warrant to be a slave for life Also sound so far as I now this 11th of May 1848 ISAAC ALDRGE. Attest G.B. ARLERGE. State of NC Court of Plea & Quarter, Henderson County, March term 1851 the within bill of sale was duly proven in open court by the oath of G. B. ARLERDGE a subscribing witness thereunto. Recorded and ordered to be registered Witness. R. W. Allen CC Registeres 1 April 1851.
 
Was appointed as Justice of the Peace upon formation of Polk County in March, 1855. Greenberry was instrumental in the formation of Polk County from Rutherford County. He served as a justice of the peace and on the school board when the new county was created.
 
1860 census, Polk County (newly formed from Rutherford): lists JOHN ARLEDGE (30), CLEM (35), G.B. (33), LEVI (47) and JONATHAN ( with slave schedule)
 
1860 census lists G B 33, Rebecca 30, Grason 11, Isaac 9, John 8, Sarah 5 and Elin 3.
 
1870 census, Polk Co, NC lists GREEN B. ARLEDGE (53)
 
A executor of his father's estate, G.B. was involved in an extended lawsuit with the Littleton Pittillo estate. See http://www.arledgefamilyhistory.org/Pittillo.html for legal records. Interestingly, he was called G.B. Arledge in all the Polk County records and Berry Arledge in the Henderson County records.
 
    
Children of GREEN BERRY ARLEDGE and SARAH HOLBERT are:
2.         i.  GRAYSON9 ARLEDGE, b. 09 Aug 1848, HOH 1880 (ages 31, 24, no children), 1920 Polk Co NC census White Oak twp; 1930 age 82 living with dau Sallie Walker's family; d. 15 Nov 1931, Polk Co (bur. White Oak Cem, Mill Spring).
           ii.  ISAAC "BERRY" ARLEDGE, b. Abt. 1851, [or 29 Dec 1849: IGI gives both] Rutherford Co, NC; d. Aft. 1880, Polk Co, NC.
3.       iii.  JOHN PINCKNEY ARLEDGE, b. 19 Jun 1852, Mill Springs, Polk County, NC; HOH 1880 Polk Co NC census White Oak Twp (John, Lizzie and Mossie and servant Jane N? Mul F 28); HOH 1920 Polk Co NC census (Columbus); d. 22 Sep 1929, Henderson Co., NC (bur. Columbus Bapt Church).
 
    
Children of GREEN BERRY ARLEDGE and REBECCA WALDROP are:
4.       iv.  SARAH ANN "SALLIE"9 ARLEDGE, b. 02 Dec 1855; d. 14 Feb 1912, Polk Co, NC (Bur. Mill Spring Bapt. Church Cem.).
5.        v.  MARY ELLEN ARLEDGE, b. 30 Jan 1857, Green River Cove, Polk Co, NC.
 
 
Generation No. 2
 
2.  GRAYSON9 ARLEDGE (GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 09 Aug 1848 and was HOH in the 1880 census (ages 31, 24, no children), and 1920 Polk Co NC census White Oak twp; as well as 1930 age 82 living with dau Sallie Walker's family. He died 15 Nov 1931 in Polk Co (bur. White Oak Cem, Mill Spring). 
 
He married ELEANOR ANN WALDROP 20 Jan 1873 in Polk Co, NC (Silver Creek), daughter of ROBERT WALDROP and ELIZABETH EDWARDS.  She was born 09 Sep 1855; listed as age 64 in 1920; age 37 on marriage bond; [could this be right? look at childrens' birthyears], and died 21 May 1927 in Bur. Mill Spring Bapt. Church.
 
Notes for GRAYSON ARLEDGE:
He served several years in the state house of representatives in NC.
Represented Polk County in NC House of Representatives in 1889, 1893, 1897 terms.
    
Children of GRAYSON ARLEDGE and ELEANOR WALDROP are:
6.         i.  SALLIE LOLA10 ARLEDGE, b. 15 Feb 1883, Polk Co, NC; d. 19 Aug 1961, Bur. Mill Springs Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.
7.        ii.  BESSIE ELEANOR ARLEDGE, b. 18 Jul 1884, Polk Co, NC; d. 20 May 1969, Inman, Spartanburg Co, SC.
8.       iii.  BOBBIE JO ARLEDGE, b. 12 Oct 1886, Polk Co, NC.
9.       iv.  MOLLIE GRAYSON ARLEDGE, b. 24 Jan 1888, Polk Co, NC; d. May 1963.
 
 
3.  JOHN PINCKNEY9 ARLEDGE (GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 19 Jun 1852 in Mill Springs, Polk County, NC. Was listed as HOH in the 1880 Polk Co NC census White Oak Twp (John, Lizzie and Mossie and servant Jane N? Mul F 28); HOH 1920 Polk Co NC census (Columbus), and died 22 Sep 1929 in Henderson Co., NC (bur. Columbus Bapt Church). 
 
He married (1) ELIZABETH "LIZZIE ANN" RUCKER 14 Feb 1878 in Rucker home on Maple Creek, Green Hill, Rutherford CO, NC.  She was born 26 May 1860 in Rutherford County, NC, and died 18 Jan 1914 in Polk County, NC (Bur. Columbus Baptist Church). 
 
He married (2) MARY (MRS.) SNYDER 25 Mar 1925 in Mills River, Henderson Co, NC.  She was born 1868 and of Fletcher, NC  (when Married).
 
    
J. P. Arledge                         Lizzie Ann Rucker Arledge
 

J.P and Lizzie Ann Arledge
 
Notes for JOHN PINCKNEY ARLEDGE:
Served 28 years as Polk County's Clerk of Superior Court. He and Lizzie Ann were also proprietors of the Boxwood Inn in Columbus, NC, later known as the Columbus Hotel.
 

The Boxwood Inn, Columbus, NC
 
1910 Polk Co census gives J.P.'s occupation as Farmer of home farm, and Lizzie's as Keeper of Boarders. The two boarders at that time were attorney James E. Shipman (later to marry daughter Sallie), and Hercules L. Moontz, a schoolteacher.
 
1910 Polk Co census, Columbus Town:
 
Arledge John P. 56 NC NC NC Farmer, home firm
Lizzie 49 had 11 children, 10 living; NC NC NC Keeper of boarders
Minnie L. 23 School Teacher
Sallie B. 19
Yates A. 17
Roone 15
Ray 13
Shipman James E. 38 NC NC NC boarder Lawyer
Moontz Hercules L. 25 NC NC NC boarder School Teacher
 

Photo: The family on the veranda of the Boxwood Inn or Columbus Hotel run by Lizzie Ann Arledge, circa 1913. Family groups are, from left (front row): Isaac’s family, Walker’s family, John Aden’s family; (second row): Willie B’s family; step-grandmother Rebecca Waldrop Arledge; JP and Lizzie Ann; Minnie (unmarried); (back row): Mossie Bostic’s family; Sallie Shipman’s family; unmarried brothers Ray, Roone and Yates.
 
After Lizzie Ann died in 1914, J.P. was listed in the 1920 census of Columbus, Polk Co, NC (age 67) living with daughter Minnie, son Roone, and boarders Fred W. Blinton (age 23, b. NC) and Mary Tailor (29, b. OH).
 
Later that year (1920), J. P. moved with several of his grown sons to settle in the Mills River section of Henderson County, NC, to farm. There he remarried in 1925 to a Mrs. Mary Snyder of Fletcher, known as Mother Mary to his grandchildren.
 

Mills River home of the Arledges, where several members of the extended family lived together for a few years in the early 1920s
 
J. P. died at home of daughter Sallie Shipman. Buried in Columbus Baptist Church, Polk County, alongside Lizzie Ann.
 
Three of his sons and one son-in-law were attorneys, one son followed his role as Clerk of Polk County Superior Court, and one son was City Clerk and Tax Collector for Hendersonville, NC. Served 28 years as Polk County's Clerk of Court, being elected clerk of the Superior Court of the County in 1886 and again in 1910.
 
Listed as one of the four original commissioners of the town of Mills Spring upon its charter. Also a merchant and mill owner, in addition to serving as Clerk of Court.
 
Couldn't find them on 1920 Polk Co census. Was this when they were in Mills River??? Need to look in Henderson County.
 
Notes for ELIZABETH "LIZZIE ANN" RUCKER:
Buried Columbus Baptist Church. Was proprietress of the Boxwood Inn or Columbus Hotel in Columbus, NC. Known as Lizzie Ann, she was a hearty woman, of German descent, descended from Huegenot immigrant Peter Rucker of Virginia.
 
My Uncle Tommy sent me this article he found online in 2001:
 
FORD TESTS CARS
 
     Henry Ford and his two traveling companions, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone, planned a trip into the Southern Appalachian Mountains to demonstrate the utility of Ford's Model T cars in mountain country. The good folks of Polk County never envisioned such a trip would lead to their descendants commuting from their homes to work in far-away Spartanburg, in a Ford automobile, and return each evening.  Neither did they dream of their descendants working in a Firestone factory to make, among other things, parts for the strange thing called automobile. (Note: my father, Jack Arledge, worked for Ford in his younger days before going to law school).
   In 1911, Mr. Ford shipped a car of that year's vintage to Spartanburg. This model was not as adaptable to rural mountain roads as later models, and the road from Spartanburg to Asheville was less suited to the car. 
      Ford, Edison and Firestone left Spartanburg on the Boiling Springs, S.C. road.  Sam, who served as chauffeur and Ford's right-hand man, was the driver.  The four proceeded to New
Prospect without much inconvenience not normally encountered.  It was one of the better roads of the county, with practically no hills, and served Rutherford and Polk County farmers as a means of hauling cabbage, apples, and potatoes to Spartanburg markets.
     The exact time of year has not been pinpointed.  But we have evidence that it was during school, probably during a lay-by school term.  Whenever a mudhole was encountered, Ford, Firestone and Edison got off the machine to make it lighter, and to assist by pushing it.  It
seems Sam was the only one to ride the entire length of the trip.  Sam was kept busy maneuvering steering wheel, spark and gas levers, and the three pedals on the left side of the floorboard.
     It has been told that the touring party left what is now Highway 9, at a point near Beulah Church, and came into Columbus on the Peniel Road.  The party stayed overnight at Boxwood Inn.  The local populace stirred with excitement over that new "horseless carriage."
     After a good night's rest and a wonderful home-cooked breakfast at Boxwood Inn and a delightful visit with the Arledge family proprieters, the touring party left Columbus, proceeding out the Old Tryon City road to join the Howard Gap Road.  By way of the latter, Sam was able to ascend the mountain after many stops, pushings, back-ups, and "running-go starts."
     The crowning victory was the entrance into Saluda.  The Ford automobile had conquered the mountain with four passengers (part of the time), on available roads, just three decades behind the puffing steam engines of the Asheville and Spartanburg railroad.  What a day!
 
Addendum: 
     Boxwood Inn in Columbus was located near the courthouse and had a normal sleeping capacity for 23 guests.  In time of overflow, it was possible to bed down a few latecomers on pallets in the hallways and in the lobby.  The Inn served as a social center for the community.  On Saturday nights, after dinner, the tables were pushed back in the dining room, chairs stacked in the hallway, and square dances were held in the lobby and dining room.  Music was furnished by local fiddlers and everyone had a good time. Some say the automobile caused the decline of Boxwood Inn (later re-named Columbus Hotel).  Court attendants and salesmen commuted from Spartanburg, Asheville, and Charlotte, giving little thought to a restful night in old Boxwood Inn when the automobile became available as a means of their transportation.
 

Children of JOHN ARLEDGE and ELIZABETH RUCKER are:
10.       i.  MOSSIE10 ARLEDGE, b. 25 Nov 1878, Mill Springs, Polk County, NC; d. 14 May 1943, Bur. Cool Springs Cemetery, Rutherford Co, NC.
11.      ii.  WILLIAM BERRY "WILLIE B" ARLEDGE, b. 15 Aug 1880, Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; HOH 1920 Polk Co NC census; HOH 1930 Hendersonville, Henderson Co, NC, farmer; d. 28 May 1936, Henderson Co, NC  (Bur. Oakdale Cem.).
12.      iii.  JAMES WALKER ARLEDGE, b. 21 Feb 1882, Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; HOH 1920 Polk Co NC census; d. 12 Jun 1928, Landrum, SC; Bur. Columbus Baptist Church, Polk CO, NC.
13.     iv.  ISAAC CURTIS ARLEDGE, b. 30 May 1883, [or 1882] Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; lived in NE & PA for a few years (listed in 1914 Omaha City Directory as Dean, Creighton College of Pharmacy, res 4242 Wirt); 1930 HOH Henderson Co, NC; attorney; d. 07 Jul 1938, Hoopers Creek Twp, Henderson Co, NC (Bur. Oakdale Cem.).
          v.  NANNIE SUE (EVIE) ARLEDGE, b. Abt. 1885; d. 1887.
          vi.  MINNIE LEE RUCKER ARLEDGE, b. 12 May 1885, Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; never married; living with father in 1920 census (age given as 30); 1930 census boarder w/ Robert F. McFarland family in Columbus, Polk Co, NC on Peak St.; d. 19 Sep 1963, [or Sept 19, 1963 acc. to Cemetery stone] Bur. Columbus Baptist Church, Polk CO.
 
Notes for MINNIE LEE RUCKER ARLEDGE:
Schoolteacher; never married.
 
14.     vii.  JOHN ADEN ARLEDGE, b. 28 Apr 1889, Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; HOH 1920 Polk Co NC; Clerk of Superior Court; 1930 HOH  Polk Co NC living on Wall St in Columbus; d. 06 Jul 1944, Polk County, NC; Bur. Columbus Baptist Church, Polk CO, NC.
15.    viii.  SALLIE REBECCA OR RUCKER ARLEDGE, b. 06 Mar 1891, Columbus, Polk Co, NC; d. 06 Aug 1971, Raleigh, NC; Bur. Shepherd Cem, Mountain Home, Henderson Co, NC.
16.     ix.  ALLEN YATES ARLEDGE, b. 15 Oct 1892, Columbus, Polk Co, NC; HOH 1930 Hendersonville, Henderson Co, NC; attorney; d. 31 Jan 1966, bur. Decatur, GA.
17.      x.  ROONE ARLEDGE, b. 04 Jan 1895, Columbus, Polk Co, NC; living with father in 1920 census; d. 01 Aug 1981, Henderson Co, NC.
          xi.  ROBERT MCRAE "RAY" ARLEDGE, b. 07 Jun 1896, Columbus, Polk Co, NC; lived in Hendersonville, NC in 1930 census; city clerk; d. 07 Feb 1955; m. ESTHER MAE JORDAN, 03 Jan 1925, Buncombe Co, NC; b. Abt. 1903, NC NC MD; 1930 listed as stenographer; lived in Richmond, VA in later years; d/o T. Carlyle Jordan; d. 18 Jul 2000, Richmond, VA [see obit]; Bur. Oakdale Cemetery, Hendersonville, Henderson Co, NC.
 
Notes for ROBERT MCRAE "RAY" ARLEDGE:
City clerk and tax collector in Hendersonville, NC.
 
Notes for ESTHER MAE JORDAN:
September 12, 2000
Hendersonville Times-News
 
Esther J. Arledge
 
Esther Jordan Arledge, of the Hermitage Retirement Home, 1600 Westwood Ave., Richmond, Va., died Tuesday, July 18, 2000. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert McRae Arledge. She graduated from Miss Mason's School for Girls and Castle on the Hudson Junior College, Tarrytown, N.Y. She received a master's degree from the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill.
 
She was the past executive secretary of the N.C. Association of Insurance Agents, the second woman in the United States to serve in such a capacity and the first in the East or South. She was the two-time past president of the Soroptimist International of Richmond, the largest professional and executive woman's club in the world. She was a retired insurance department manager with Pollard & Bagby, past executive secretary of the Richmond Association of Insurance Agents and chairperson of the education department of Virginia Association of Insurance Agents. In October of 1961, she was the first to
receive the Richmond Business & Professional Woman's Club Outstanding Business Women's Award. She was the first woman to serve on the Reveille United Methodist Church Board of Trustees.
 
She is survived by three nephews, Thomas Rae Jordan of Rosemond, Calif.; Jeremy M. Arledge of Cheraw, S.C., and Roone P. Arledge of New York; two cousins, Mrs. Raymond E. Jordan of Charlotte and Freda Warfield Mullen of Silver Spring, Md.; and five grandnephews.
 
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Oakdale Cemetery in the Jordan-Arledge family plot.
 
Memorials may be made to Reveille United Methodist Church or the Hermitage Methodist Retirement Home.
 
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.
 
 


Arledge siblings in 1935: Roone, John, Sallie, Minnie, Mossie, Ray and Yates
 
4.  SARAH ANN "SALLIE"9 ARLEDGE (GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 02 Dec 1855, and died 14 Feb 1912 in Polk Co, NC (Bur. Mill Spring Bapt. Church Cem.).  She married WILLIAM MARTIN JUSTICE 14 Jun 1874 in Polk Co, NC (G. B. Arledge home), son of THOMAS JUSTICE and HARRIET BAILEY.  He was born 18 Mar 1847, and died 02 Apr 1908 in Polk Co, NC (Bur. MillSpring Bapt. Church Cem.).
 
Notes for SARAH ANN "SALLIE" ARLEDGE:
Mon, 23 Oct 2000 19:59:12 -0400
From: James R. Middleton Middleton1@worldnet.att.net
 
My name is Jim Middleton and my wife is Alice Ann Justice Middleton.  Although we now live in Mount Pleasant, SC, we are originally from Winston-Salem, NC where we still have family. Ann's great grandfather was William M. Justice who married Sarah (Sallie) Ann Arledge.  We are searching for information about William and Sallie, particulary their son Carr Michael (Mike) who was my wife's grandfather. 
 
Sarah married William Martin Justice, great-grandfather of my wife Ann Justice Middleton.  Sarah and William's son, Carr Michael, my wife's grandfather, left the family and disappeared in 1920 +/-.  Do you have any info on him. Carr Michael Justice married Alice Ann Bearden.  We
also have a few Arledge books. 
 
We have an original photograph of W. M. and Sallie Arledge Justice as well as a New Testament of Sallie's that states therein that it was purchased at Silver Creek Church.  Additionally, we have a Splawn family Bible, printed in 1846,  that has written inside that it was given to Mrs. Rebecca E. Arledge by G. W. Splawn in 1892.  Thanks for any help on Mike Justice. 
    
Children of SARAH ARLEDGE and WILLIAM JUSTICE are:
           i.  ISRAEL CARR MICHAEL "MIKE"10 JUSTICE, b. Abt. May 1880; m. ALICE ANN BEARDEN.
 
Notes for ISRAEL CARR MICHAEL "MIKE" JUSTICE:
Date:         Thu, 18 Oct 2001 21:13:31 -0400
From:         "James R. Middleton" <jmiddleton30@home.com>
This gentleman was my wife's grandfather.  She never knew her grandfather and her family never spoke of him because, as we found out after all were deceased, "Mike" was not always a law-abiding citizen. Until visiting your websight tonight, I didn't know his first name was Israel.  How did you find this out?  I have a letter, written by a relative in the early 1920's that said they heard that "Mike" had died at the Panama Canal.  Do you have any information about him? 
 
           ii.  CLARENCE JUSTICE, m. ??? HAMILTON.
          iii.  MARY JUSTICE.
          iv.  BUTLER JUSTICE, m. ??? CLARK.
 
 
5.  MARY ELLEN9 ARLEDGE (GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 30 Jan 1857 in Green River Cove, Polk Co, NC.  She married W. DECATUR WILLIAMS.  He was born 1848 in HOH 1880 Polk Co NC census White Oak twp.
    
Children of MARY ARLEDGE and W. WILLIAMS are:
           i.  SALLIE10 WILLIAMS, m. ??? WHITE.
           ii.  KNOX WILLIAMS.
          iii.  DULA WILLIAMS.
          iv.  BERRY WILLIAMS.
          v.  MINNIE WILLIAMS.
          vi.  EULA WILLIAMS, b. 1877.
         vii.  ATTIE WILLIAMS, b. 1878.
        viii.  ISAAC WILLIAMS, b. 1879.
 
 
Generation No. 3
 
6.  SALLIE LOLA10 ARLEDGE (GRAYSON9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 15 Feb 1883 in Polk Co, NC, and died 19 Aug 1961 in Bur. Mill Springs Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.  She married WILLIAM MARTIN WALKER 02 Mar 1903 in Polk Co, NC.  He was born 25 Mar 1879 in NC; HOH 1930 WHite Oak Twp, Polk Co, NC on Mills Gap Rd, and died 16 Mar 1962.
    
Children of SALLIE ARLEDGE and WILLIAM WALKER are:
           i.  WILLIAM MARTIN11 WALKER, JR., b. 27 Jan 1905, Polk Co, NC.
           ii.  SIMEON B. WALKER, b. 19 Mar 1906, Polk Co, NC; d. 29 Apr 1922, Bur. Mill Springs Baptist Church, Polk Co, NC.
          iii.  NELLIE ELIZABETH WALKER, b. 23 Sep 1907, Polk Co, NC.
          iv.  FREDERICK BRYSON WALKER, b. 04 Sep 1909, Polk Co, NC.
          v.  YATES F. WALKER, b. 1912; m. ??? MCKEE.
          vi.  J. BRITT WALKER, b. 1914; m. EVELYN ???.
         vii.  MOLLIE ETHEL WALKER, b. 06 May 1915, Polk Co, NC; living in Landrum, SC in 2000 (Ethel Barton); m. ??? BARTON.
        viii.  THOMAS ARLEDGE WALKER, b. 21 Jan 1917, Polk Co, NC.
          ix.  SALLY LUCRETIA WALKER, b. 17 Oct 1919, Polk Co, NC.
18.      x.  ANNIE LOLA WALKER, b. 29 May 1922, Polk Co, NC; d. 30 Dec 2000, Greenville, SC.
          xi.  CHARLIE RUFUS WALKER, b. 05 Oct 1924, Polk Co, NC.
         xii.  J. PAUL WALKER, b. 1927; m. ??? GILBERT.
 
 
7.  BESSIE ELEANOR10 ARLEDGE (GRAYSON9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 18 Jul 1884 in Polk Co, NC, and died 20 May 1969 in Inman, Spartanburg Co, SC.  She married WILLIAM MARTIN WALKER.  He was born 25 Mar 1879 in NC; HOH 1930 WHite Oak Twp, Polk Co, NC on Mills Gap Rd, and died 16 Mar 1962.
    
Children of BESSIE ARLEDGE and WILLIAM WALKER are:
           i.  EDITH11 WALKER, m. ROBERT MCFARLAND.
           ii.  ROBERT WALKER.
          iii.  JESSE WALKER.
          iv.  JOHN WALKER.
          v.  BILL WALKER.
          vi.  HUGH EVERETT WALKER, b. 28 Sep 1909; m. HARRIET ELIZABETH FEAGAN.
 
Notes for HUGH EVERETT WALKER: from Abrams Family Genealogy by George Carter Abrams of Newberry SC. Sun Printing Co 1979
 
6.2924 Harriett Elizabeth Feagan      b 4/23/1913
          m Hugh Everett Walker       b 9/28/1909
          son of William Walker and Bessie Arledge. Harriett is a retired
          teacher of Polk Co.  Hugh is a retired lumberman (Georgia-
          Pacific). r Rt. 1, Blanton Rd., Columbus, NC 28722.
 
8.  BOBBIE JO10 ARLEDGE (GRAYSON9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 12 Oct 1886 in Polk Co, NC.  She married AVERY H. ELLIOTT.  He was born in of Rutherford Co, NC; moved to Akron, OH.
 
Notes for BOBBIE JO ARLEDGE:
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/e/r/Phyllis-E-Wertz/ODT3-0032.html
    
Children of BOBBIE ARLEDGE and AVERY ELLIOTT are:
           i.  EUGENE11 ARLEDGE, b. Aft. 1904.
           ii.  MARGARET ARLEDGE, b. Aft. 1904.
          iii.  CATHERINE ARLEDGE, b. Aft. 1904.
          iv.  ROBERT ARLEDGE, b. Aft. 1904.
          v.  BLANCHE ARLEDGE, b. Abt. 1917.
 
 
9.  MOLLIE GRAYSON10 ARLEDGE (GRAYSON9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 24 Jan 1888 in Polk Co, NC, and died May 1963.  She married JAMES HAMILTON HADDON May 1910. 
    
Children of MOLLIE ARLEDGE and JAMES HADDON are:
           i.  MYRIAM11 HADDON, m. ??? PATTERSON.
           ii.  CHARLES (REV.) HADDON, m. MURIEL ???.
 
 
10.  MOSSIE10 ARLEDGE (JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 25 Nov 1878 in Mill Springs, Polk County, NC, and died 14 May 1943 in Bur. Cool Springs Cemetery, Rutherford Co, NC.  She married WILLIAM (DR.) CHIVOUS BOSTIC, JR. 25 Nov 1900 in Polk Co, NC, son of GEORGE BOSTICK and MARGARET GOODE.  He was born 20 Dec 1877 in Black Oak (now Bostic), Rutherford Co, NC, and died 23 Sep 1957 in Bur. Cool Springs Cemetery, Rutherford Co, NC.
 
Notes for WILLIAM (DR.) CHIVOUS BOSTIC, JR.:
Offprint from Forest City Courier, April 9, 1953 by Virginia Biggerstaff: "Dr. W. C. Bostic, Sr. Has Lived Rich and Rewarding Life in Practice of Medicine: Has Practiced Medicine Here for Half Century"
 
Highlights: Dr. Bostic began practice in Forest City on 1 March 1903 with Dr. G. E. Young, and has delivered more than 4000 babies. Inspired to study medicine by an epidemic of measles when he was a lad of 14 in the Black Oak community (later the town of Bostic when the railroad station built and his father, George, became the first mayor. Prior to that time the name was spelled Bostick.) During the epidemic, young Bostic helped care for the ill, carrying wood and water and helping with household chores. He also rode Dr. Young's horse to help the Dr, earning the nickname "Doc". Later studied medicine at University of Chattanooga Medical College, graduating at age 21. Practiced briefly in Polk County and in TN, then returned to join Dr. Young. In 1915 he attended the Mayo Clinic and was elected a life member of the Surgeon's Club there.
 
Married Mossie Arledge, who died in 1943, and then a cousin, Miss Bertha Mae Bostick.
    
Children of MOSSIE ARLEDGE and WILLIAM BOSTIC are:
           i.  MARGARET ELIZABETH11 BOSTIC, b. 29 Sep 1901, Murfreesboro, TN; d. 06 Dec 1996, Bur. Cool Springs Cemetery, Rutherford Co, NC; m. (1) WILLIAM L. MORRIS; m. (2) P. D. PURSER; b. Abt. 1900; d. 1934, Bur. Cool Springs Cemetery, Rutherford Co, NC.
19.      ii.  WILLIAM CHIVOUS (DR.) BOSTIC III, b. 17 Sep 1903; d. 29 Aug 1962, Bur. Cool Springs Cemetery, Rutherford Co, NC.
20.      iii.  DOROTHY ARLEDGE BOSTIC, b. 26 May 1908.
21.     iv.  KENNETH ADAMS BOSTIC, b. 07 Apr 1913, Served in WWII; d. 14 Jul 1978, Bur. Cool Springs Cemetery, Rutherford Co, NC.
 
 
11.  WILLIAM BERRY "WILLIE B"10 ARLEDGE (JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 15 Aug 1880 in Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; HOH 1920 Polk Co NC census; HOH 1930 Hendersonville, Henderson Co, NC, farmer, and died 28 May 1936 in Henderson Co, NC  (Bur. Oakdale Cem.).  He married BESSIE CAPPS 20 Sep 1905 in Lynn, NC.  She was born 20 Mar 1886 in NC NC NC, and died 16 Aug 1960 in Henderson Co, NC (Bur. Oakdale Cem.).
 
 

 
Notes for WILLIAM BERRY "WILLIE B" ARLEDGE:
Polk Co Birth Records show a birth of a Dovie Elizabeth to this couple in 1915. Could this be Doris?
    
Children of WILLIAM ARLEDGE and BESSIE CAPPS are:
           i.  JOHN PINCKNEY11 ARLEDGE, b. 11 Oct 1906, died at age 3.
           ii.  WILLIAM COY ARLEDGE, b. 02 Jan 1912, [or 1913? from Betty Arledge Harris]; d. 28 Mar 1977, Asheville, Buncombe Co, NC; never married.
          iii.  DORIS ELIZABETH ARLEDGE, b. 27 Jun 1915; d. 29 Jul 1970, Myrtle Beach, SC; m. CARTER WATKINS.
22.     iv.  BETTY LEE ARLEDGE, b. 28 Dec 1917.
 
 
12.  JAMES WALKER10 ARLEDGE (JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 21 Feb 1882 in Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; HOH 1920 Polk Co NC census, and died 12 Jun 1928 in Landrum, SC; Bur. Columbus Baptist Church, Polk CO, NC.  He married MARY M. PACE 24 Mar 1907 in Saluda, Polk Co, NC.  She was born 19 Nov 1885 in NC NC NC [or may be Page]; HOH 1930 Landrum, Spartanburg SC census, and died 12 Oct 1937 in Bur. Columbus Baptist Church, Polk CO, NC.
 
Notes for JAMES WALKER ARLEDGE:
Lived in Landrum, SC.
 
1910 Polk Co, NC census lists WALKER J. ARLEDGE, age 28, and daughters Mildred E. (3) and Geraldine (newborn); Farmer, b. NC
 
Walker died when he cut his hand on a piece of tin around the barn, got strep infection and died in 1928 at Landrum.
    
Children of JAMES ARLEDGE and MARY PACE are:
           i.  MILDRED11 ARLEDGE, b. 1909, NC; m. HANFORD WATERFIELD.
23.      ii.  EDITH GERALDINE ARLEDGE, b. 1910, NC.
 
 
13.  ISAAC CURTIS10 ARLEDGE (JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 30 May 1883 in [or 1882] Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; lived in NE & PA for a few years (listed in 1914 Omaha City Directory as Dean, Creighton College of Pharmacy, res 4242 Wirt); 1930 HOH Henderson Co, NC; attorney, and died 07 Jul 1938 in Hoopers Creek Twp, Henderson Co, NC (Bur. Oakdale Cem.). 
 

I. Curtis Arledge
 
He married (1) ANN ELZADA SMILEY 07 Sep 1910 in Maine Marriage Records (rootsweb.com).  She was born 04 Apr 1880 in From Waterville, Maine d/o Charles Wesley Smiley and Elzada Richardson, and died 11 Apr 1927 in Henderson Co, NC  (Bur. Oakdale Cem.); auto accident.  He married (2) HARRIETT FRENCH 30 Apr 1930 in Henderson Co, NC.  She was born 12 Jun 1883 in of Hendersonville (when married), and died 15 Dec 1973 in lived in Greenville Co, SC (SSDI).
 
Notes for ISAAC CURTIS ARLEDGE:
An attorney in Hendersonville, NC.  Also was a pharmacist and taught botany at the college level [at Creighton University in Omaha] in Nebraska for a few years, according to grandson Fred Smiley Arledge.
 
Notes for ANN ELZADA SMILEY:
Came to Hendersonville to work as a lady's companion and met Curt Arledge there where he was a pharmacist in training.
 
  
Ann Smiley Arledge; Ann and Alec . c 1913
    
Children of ISAAC ARLEDGE and ANN SMILEY are:
           i.  CURTIS ALEXANDER11 “ALEC” ARLEDGE, b. 21 Jul 1911, PA (Pennsylvania); in 1930 working at grocery store, living with father; d. Jun 1994, Polk CO, NC; lived in Tryon, NC; m. ALICE ANDREWS, 21 May 1937, Polk Co, NC; b. 13 Jan 1906, NC; d. 20 Jul 1988, Polk Co, NC.
24.      ii.  RUTHELLA ARLEDGE, b. 07 Feb 1913, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE; served in US Navy SKD2C; d. 17 Oct 1989, Shelbyville, Shelby Co, KY; Bur. Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine Co, KY.
25.      iii.  DORIS ANN ARLEDGE, b. 27 Mar 1914, Nebraska; lived in Berea, KY; d. Abt. 1986.
26.     iv.  WILLIAM RUCKER ARLEDGE, b. 06 Sep 1915, Nebraska;; d. lives in Candler, NC.
27.      v.  GERALDINE BEVERLY "JERRY" ARLEDGE, b. 06 Jun 1917, Omaha, Nebraska; d. 01 Sep 1995, Greensboro, Guilford Co, NC.
28.     vi.  ALBERT FREDERICK AUGUSTINE "FRED" ARLEDGE, b. 06 Dec 1921, NC; d. of Lynn Haven, FL.
 
 

Arledge sisters: Ruthella, Doris and Jerry
 
 
14.  JOHN ADEN10 ARLEDGE (JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 28 Apr 1889 in Mill Springs, Polk Co, NC; HOH 1920 Polk Co NC; Clerk of Superior Court; 1930 HOH  Polk Co NC living on Wall St in Columbus, and died 06 Jul 1944 in Polk County, NC; Bur. Columbus Baptist Church, Polk CO, NC. 


John Aden Arledge
 
He married LAURA ALICE WALDROP 01 Mar 1908 in White Oak Twp. Polk Co, NC, daughter of JOSEPH WALDROP and MOLLIE HUNTER.  She was born 08 Jan 1890 in Polk County, NC, and died 04 May 1967 in Polk County, NC; Bur. Columbus Baptist Church, Polk CO, NC.
 
Notes for JOHN ADEN ARLEDGE:
Was Clerk of Court in Polk County for many years (elected in 1926). Buried at Columbus Baptist Church.
 
Lived in the Morgan Hill section of Polk County, NC, near Stott's Corner. For a few years in the early 1920’s, the family lived in Mills River in Henderson County (with J.P. Arledge and also, I believe, with Uncle Curtis’ family), and also in the Emma community near Asheville. Uncle Allen and Uncle Curt told me story about my grandfather Jack, who, as an older boy, was responsible for driving the family cow home when they moved back to Columbus from Emma—a distance of some 40-50 miles over mountainous terrain!
 
Postcard dated Nov. 2, 1943 from Asheville addressed to Mrs. J. A. Arledge of Columbus, NC: "Dear Laura, Dr. carried me back to operating room to day and give treatement of some kind so I know nothing about when I can come home, will let you know. Feeling very well if I could get woke up. Monday nite. Dad"
 
Obituary (Spartanburg (SC) Journal)
 
John A. Arledge. Tryon NC, July 7 [1944]
 
Funeral services for John A. Arledge, 55, one of Polk County's most prominent citizens, who died yesterday morning at St. Luke's Hospital, were to be conducted at 4 p.m. today at Columbus Baptist Church by the Rev. Charles A. Griffith of Columbus, the Rev. B. G. Henry of the First Baptist Church of Tryon, and the Rev. Irby Jackson of the First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton.
 
Six of his sons now at home were to be the pallbearers. The seventh son, First Sgt. Keith W. Arledge, is in France with the American invasion army. The sons at home are Rupert and Allen Arledge of the Marines, Lejeune, NC; James Curtis of the Army, Camp Wheeler, GA; Joe E. and William Dean, apprentice seamen at Camp Peary, VA, and J. T. Arledge of Tryon, who is awaiting his call to service.
 
Mr. Arledge, born in 1889, was a son of the late J. P. and Lizzie Rucker Arledge of Polk County. He lived in the county most of his life and took an active part in political and civic affairs. He was Clerk of the Superior Court for about 10 years. He was a Deacon of the Columbus Baptist Church and was Sunday School Superintendent for many years. At one time he was manager of the Farmers Federation in Tryon and was a director of the organization at the time of his death. For the past five years he has been secretary of the AAA of Polk County.
 
Besides his wife, the former Miss Lura [sic] Alice Waldrop, and his seven sons, he is survived by nine grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. J. E. Shipman of Hendersonville, Roone Arledge of Merrick, NY; Ray Arledge of Fort Bragg; Miss Minnie Arledge of Tryon; and A. Yates Arledge of Raleigh.
 
Notes for LAURA ALICE WALDROP:
She had 7 sons, all of whom served in WWII (one, Keith, died in the War). She is remembered by her grandchildren for her excellent fried chicken!
    
Children of JOHN ARLEDGE and LAURA WALDROP are:
29.       i.  RUPERT ADRIAN11 ARLEDGE, b. 16 Dec 1908, Polk Co, NC; HOH 1930 census Columbus, Polk Co, NC; salesman for hardware store; d. 19 Jun 1988, Charlotte, NC; Bur. Polk Memorial Gardens, Polk Co, NC.
30.      ii.  JOHN THOMAS "JACK" ARLEDGE, b. 19 Nov 1910, Mill Spring, Polk County, NC; in 1930 living with parents, laborer in auto shop; d. 26 Dec 1979, St. Luke's Hospital, Columbus, Polk Co, NC (Bur. Polk Mem. Gardens).
          iii.  KEITH WALL ARLEDGE, b. 1913, Polk Co, NC; Served in WWII: 1st Sergeant, 80th Anti-aircraft Battalion, 82nd Airborne, US Army; d. 09 Oct 1944, The Netherlands (Buried in military graveyard in Holland); never married.
 


1/Sgt Keith W Arledge
80th AAA D Battery
KIA 9 Oct 44
(photos from 80th Airborne website: http://www.ww2-airborne.us/ )
 

 
These men of the 80th AA came into Normandy by sea to Utah Beach with the Howell Force on June 8, 1944. They are seen above with a wrecked glider just outside Ste Mere Eglise. They are (left to right); 1st Sgt Keith Arledge (KIA in Holland), Leo LaCour, John Sheeringa and Frank Oder.
 
Notes for KEITH WALL ARLEDGE:
Killed in Holland during WWII.
 
ARLEDGE, KEITH W
NORTH CAROLINA
FIRST SERGEANT, 80TH ANTIAIRCRAFT BATTALION 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION
OCT 09 1944
THE NETHERLANDS BURIED
PURPLE HEART MEDAL
 
The Tryon Daily Bulletin, Tuesday 31 October 1944
 
1st Sgt. Keith Arledge Killed in Action in Holland
 
The War Department has notified Mrs. Jno. A. Arledge of Columbus that her son, First Sergeant Keith W. Arledge, was killed in action in Holland on October 9th. Sgt. Arledge was a member of the Glider Unit of the Airborne Division. He had received his training at Camp Claiborne, La, and Fort Bragg, MC after entering service in March 1942. He arrived overseas in April 1943, and took part in five major campaigns including North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Holland.
 
Sgt. Arledge was 31 years old. He was a graduate of Stearns High School at Columbus and attended Wake Forest college for two years. When he entered the service he was employed by Adams-Millis Corp. of Tryon. Besides his mother, he is survived by six brothers, five of whom are in the service. They are Rupert Arledge, U.S. Marines in the South Pacific; J. T. Arledge of Tryon; Curtis, with the Army in California; Joe with the Navy in Mississippi; Dean with the Navy in California and Allen with the Marines at Cherry Point.
 
The deceased was a member of the Columbus Baptist Church. The last letter from the soldier to his mother was written in Holland on October 1 and was mailed on Octoner 14th (according to postmark), five days after his death. The letter reached Columbus on the 25th.
 
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Mama Tootsie told me that the family was aware that Keith may have fathered one and perhaps two children before leaving for the war.
 
31.     iv.  JAMES CURTIS ARLEDGE, b. 1916, Polk Co, NC; d. 05 Apr 1993, Tryon, Polk Co, NC (lived on Lake Lanier, SC, in later years).
32.      v.  JOSEPH ERNEST ARLEDGE, b. 26 Mar 1918, Polk Co, NC;  lived in Seneca, SC most of adult life, US Navy WWII; d. 04 Apr 1998, Anderson, SC; Bur. Seneca, Oconee Co, SC.
33.     vi.  WILLIAM DEAN ARLEDGE, b. 19 Nov 1920, Polk Co, NC; d. 05 Oct 1974, Asheville, NC; Bur. Columbus Baptist Church, Polk CO, NC.
34.     vii.  LAWRENCE ALLEN ARLEDGE, b. 23 Oct 1924, Polk Co, NC; d. 09 Aug 1998, Asheville, Buncombe Co, NC; Bur. Columbus Bapt. Church, Polk Co, NC.
 
 
15.  SALLIE REBECCA OR RUCKER10 ARLEDGE (JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 06 Mar 1891 in Columbus, Polk Co, NC, and died 06 Aug 1971 in Raleigh, NC; Bur. Shepherd Cem, Mountain Home, Henderson Co, NC.  She married JAMES EDWARD (JUDGE) SHIPMAN 16 Nov 1910 in Henderson Co, NC.  He was born 16 Nov 1872 in Henderson Co, NC S/o Thomas Jefferson Shipman and Anna Hasseltine Allen, and died 29 Jun 1967 in Raleigh, NC; Bur. Shepherd Cem, Mountain Home, Henderson Co, NC.

 

Sallie Arledge Shipman

 

Notes for SALLIE REBECCA OR RUCKER ARLEDGE:
 from the "French Broad Hustler" reprints in November 1910 section:
 
Arledge-Shipman
 
"A surprise wedding, and a very delighfully pretty wedding was solemnized at Columbus, Polk Co., Wednesday whenn Miss Sallie Arledge became the bride of Mr. James Shipman, or more properly, "Jim" Shipman, one of the best known lawyers of Western North Carolina.
 
"The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. W. Jones, of Campobella, SC, in th presence of the immediate relatives and friends of the contracting parties.  It was strictly a home wedding, and the pretty bride looked very beautiful in her wedding gown of white messoline.  Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom left for an extended tour of the North, where they will visit Cleveland, Buffalo, New York, Washington and Philadelphia, where they will be the guests of Mr. Shipman's brother.  They will be at home about the middle of December.  The presents received were both numerous and handsome and testified the esteem in which the young people are held by their many friends.  The wedding was a distinct surprise and possessed an added interest from that fact and from the fact that it occurred on the birthday of the groom.
 
"Among those prsent were Mrs. R. P. Freeman, Mrs. J. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Shipman, of Hendersonville; Miss Mamie Shipman of Greenville, SC; Dr. and Mrs. Bostwick, of Forest City, and other immediate relatives of the bride and groom."
 
Garnette Arledge wrote:
Thanks so much, Pam. My brother and I enjoyed the article so much. We remember stories that Jim Shipman met Sallie Arledge when she was eight, he was 26, probably around the age of her parents. He always said he knew then she was to be his beloved wife. So when she started courting, he went along in the buggy as chaperon. They married when he was 36, she 18 "the most beautiful bride to ever come to Henderson County." We also speculate that the 'surprise' about the wedding was that the most eligible -- and many must have thought confirmed, bachelor and most respected lawyer in western NC -- would marry someone from Polk County, and Columbus. All best, Garnette
 
Notes for JAMES EDWARD (JUDGE) SHIPMAN:
Attorney and Judge in Hendersonville, NC. Served as Hendersonville City Attorney, Solicitor of the 18th District, and Judge of Henderson County Recorder's Court.
 
Attended Judson College and the University of North Carolina. Was admitted to the NC Bar on 5 Feb 1900.
 
Was a boarder listed in J.P. Arledge household in 1910 Polk Co NC census: he was 38, a lawyer, while Sallie was 19 at that time.
    
Children of SALLIE ARLEDGE and JAMES SHIPMAN are:
35.       i.  GARNETTE ARLEDGE11 SHIPMAN, b. 18 Aug 1911, Hendersonville, Henderson Co, NC; d. 09 Mar 1971, Washington, DC; Bur. Shepherd Cem, Mountain Home, Henderson Co, NC.
           ii.  MABEL ELIZABETH "LIBBY" ARLEDGE SHIPMAN, b. Jan 1913, Henderson Co, NC; d. 19 Sep 1954, Connecticut; Buried Shepherd Memorial Park, Hendersonville, NC; no children; m. KENNETH COSTINE, Washington, DC.
36.      iii.  ANNE HASSELTINE "TYNE" ARLEDGE SHIPMAN, b. 1916, NC.
 
 
16.  ALLEN YATES10 ARLEDGE (JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 15 Oct 1892 in Columbus, Polk Co, NC; HOH 1930 Hendersonville, Henderson Co, NC; attorney, and died 31 Jan 1966 in bur. Decatur, GA.  He married PHOEBE CARPENTER 1920.  She was born 12 Sep 1895 in SC SC SC; Brother Walter W. Carpenter living with them in 1930, and died Dec 1985 in of Richmond, Henrico Co, VA.

Notes for ALLEN YATES ARLEDGE:
Hendersonville attorney, general counsel for Carolina Power and Light in Raleigh. Attended Wake Forest University; served as a trustee there. Received law degree in 1915.
 
Senior Orations at Wake Forest University:
 
1915
R. L. Brown         Unrecognized Heroism
J. P. Mull       The Farmer, the Neglected Citizen in Legislation,
A. Y. Arledge      The Democracy of the Eleventh Hour
J. M. Pritchard     Shall the Death Penalty be Abolished?
*B. M. Watkins    The Quest of Freedom,
Earle Prevette     The Mediterranean of the New World
 
    
Child of ALLEN ARLEDGE and PHOEBE CARPENTER is:
37.       i.  PHOEBE ANN11 ARLEDGE, b. 1928, NC.
 
 
17.  ROONE10 ARLEDGE (JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 04 Jan 1895 in Columbus, Polk Co, NC; living with father in 1920 census, and died 01 Aug 1981 in Henderson Co, NC.  He married GERTRUDE AGNES STRITMATER.  She was born 06 Oct 1908 in New York City, and died 28 Oct 1995 in Henderson Co, NC.
 

Uncle Roone Arledge, 1995
 
Notes for ROONE ARLEDGE:
Practiced law in New York City, retired to Hendersonville, NC.
 
Arledge, Roone 1895-1981. Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 12: September, 1979-August, 1982. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1983. (BioIn 12)
 
Children of ROONE ARLEDGE and GERTRUDE STRITMATER are:
38.       i.  ROONE PINCKNEY11 ARLEDGE, JR., b. 08 Jul 1931, Forest Hills, NY; d. 05 Dec 2002, New York City, NY; Bur. Sacred Heart Cemetery, Southampton, Suffolk County, New York.
39.      ii.  JERRY MONROE ARLEDGE, b. 07 Oct 1932, Kew Garden, NY; lived in New Bedford, MA and Cheraw, SC; d. 22 Sep 2002, Pinehurst, NC; lived in Cheraw, Chesterfield Co, SC.
 
 
Generation No. 4
 
18.  ANNIE LOLA11 WALKER (SALLIE LOLA10 ARLEDGE, GRAYSON9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 29 May 1922 in Polk Co, NC, and died 30 Dec 2000 in Greenville, SC.  She married GEORGE ALLEN LITTLEFIELD. 
    
Children of ANNIE WALKER and GEORGE LITTLEFIELD are:
           i.  GEORGE ALLEN12 LITTLEFIELD, b. lives in Wilson, OK in 2000.
           ii.  MARTIN WALKER LITTLEFIELD, b. lives in Landrum, SC.
          iii.  LAURA LITTLEFIELD, b. Married name Laura Becknell Jutzi, of Landrum, SC.
          iv.  BETTY LITTLEFIELD, b. Married name Betty L. Mayfield, of Landrum, SC.
          v.  CANDACE LITTLEFIELD, b. Married name Candace L. Burns, of Landrum, SC.
          vi.  MICHAEL WAYNE LITTLEFIELD, d. Bef. 2000.
 
 
19.  WILLIAM CHIVOUS (DR.)11 BOSTIC III (MOSSIE10 ARLEDGE, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 17 Sep 1903, and died 29 Aug 1962 in Bur. Cool Springs Cemetery, Rutherford Co, NC.  He married ELIZABETH STEVENS.  She was born 23 Feb 1904, and died 07 Oct 1987.
    
Children of WILLIAM BOSTIC and ELIZABETH STEVENS are:
40.       i.  WILLIAM CHIVOUS12 BOSTIC IV, b. 1930.
41.      ii.  THADDEUS STEVENS BOSTIC, b. Abt. 1932.
 
 
20.  DOROTHY ARLEDGE11 BOSTIC (MOSSIE10 ARLEDGE, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 26 May 1908.  She married DEWEY A. GIBSON. 
    
Children of DOROTHY BOSTIC and DEWEY GIBSON are:
           i.  DOROTHY12 GIBSON.
           ii.  ANN GIBSON.
          iii.  DEWEY GIBSON, JR..
          iv.  ANDREW GIBSON.
 
 
21.  KENNETH ADAMS11 BOSTIC (MOSSIE10 ARLEDGE, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 07 Apr 1913 in Served in WWII, and died 14 Jul 1978 in Bur. Cool Springs Cemetery, Rutherford Co, NC.  He married (1) MARGARET CLEARY 1942.    He married (2) SUE MCRORIE 1960. 
    
Children of KENNETH BOSTIC and MARGARET CLEARY are:
           i.  KENNETH ADAMS12 BOSTIC, JR., b. Aft. 1942.
           ii.  MARGARET LYNNE BOSTIC, b. Aft. 1942.
 
 
22.  BETTY LEE11 ARLEDGE (WILLIAM BERRY "WILLIE B"10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 28 Dec 1917.  She married EDWIN HARRIS 1936 in Henderson Co, NC. 
    
Children of BETTY ARLEDGE and EDWIN HARRIS are:
           i.  DOUGLAS EDWIN12 HARRIS, b. 1943.
           ii.  GREGORY ARLEDGE HARRIS, b. 1953.
 
 
23.  EDITH GERALDINE11 ARLEDGE (JAMES WALKER10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1910 in NC.  She married ALFRED HARTMAN. 
    
Children of EDITH ARLEDGE and ALFRED HARTMAN are:
           i.  JAMES RUCKER12 HARTMAN, b. 1945.
           ii.  CHRISTOPHER HARTMAN, b. 1947.
 
 
24.  RUTHELLA11 ARLEDGE (ISAAC CURTIS10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 07 Feb 1913 in Omaha, Douglas Co, NE; served in US Navy SKD2C, and died 17 Oct 1989 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co, KY; Bur. Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine Co, KY.  She married BRADFORD WOODROW HORTON Dec 1952 in San Leandro, CA; divorced and remarried c May 1960.  He was born 1917 in Washington, DC, and died 1983 in Edgewater, MD; Bur. Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
    
Child of RUTHELLA ARLEDGE and BRADFORD HORTON is:
           i.  SUZANNE12 HORTON, b. 1954, Oakland, CA; m. TERRY L. THOMPSON, 1980, Berea, KY.
 
From Suzanne Thompson:
Doris, Bill, Fred and Ruthella attended Berea College (why Mama went is a story I can't wait to share; she started out at Appalachian State). Aunt Doris became a
nurse and married the town shoemaker (his shoe shop is still there). When my
mother divorced my father for the first time (around 1958) we traveled in the moving van (in the front seat, thank goodness) with the furniture and moved to Berea from the Washington, DC area to be near Doris.  Mama didn't drive; when she re-married Daddy [not for long] she demanded he teach her to drive.  Daddy was a Horton; they met in California where Mama had gone to seek her fortune instead of accepting a full scholarship to Vanderbilt in Law.  I SWEAR, there's a pattern here.  Anyway, Daddy worked for Ma Bell and was transferred back to DC (where he grew up) and was the telephone engineer who arranged for the first "red phone" in the White House between Moscow and Washington. Quite a charmer, quite a ladies' man.  Pearl(e?) Mesta (you may remember her, but maybe not - a famous Washington hostess when that sort of thing counted) seemed to be a friend.  When Doris et al  came to visit I remember they all got to visit Blair House which was not open to the public thru his White House connections.  A BIG DEAL in the early 60"s.  I remember one evening when he said he was upset because he'd met VP Nixon and was surprised that he was so short.  ANYWAY, after divorce #2 we landed again in
Berea, where we stayed from 1965 (I was 11) on.  I went to Berea as well as my cousin Jim (who married another cousin of mine from Daddy's family) and Fred, 2 of Doris' 3 boys.  The third, Rick, went to Eastern, the party school 15 miles away.   You know about Aunt Jerry; Uncle Alec lived forever and died in Tryon, NC; Uncle Bill is in Asheville as is his son Bill; his daughter Jayne is in SC coaching women's college basketball; Uncle Fred lives near Panama City, FL and his son, Fred is near Tampa I think as is his daughter. 
  
25.  DORIS ANN11 ARLEDGE (ISAAC CURTIS10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 27 Mar 1914 in Nebraska; lived in Berea, KY, and died Abt. 1986.  She married CLARENCE JACOB "SKINNY" RIVERS 08 Jul 1939 in Henderson Co, NC [may be July 9].  He was born 01 Aug 1913 in Berea, KY.
    
Children of DORIS ARLEDGE and CLARENCE RIVERS are:
           i.  JAMES ERNEST12 RIVERS, b. 1941, Union organizer for UPS (lives in Bowie, MD); m. ANN ROTH.
           ii.  RICHARD MORRISON RIVERS, b. 1943.
          iii.  FREDERICK RUCKER RIVERS, b. 1946.
 
 
26.  WILLIAM RUCKER11 ARLEDGE (ISAAC CURTIS10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 06 Sep 1915 in Nebraska;, and died in lives in Candler, NC.  He married MAUDE INEZ WILSON.  She was born 14 Dec 1921 in Spruce Pine, NC, and died 08 May 1979 in Asheville, Buncombe Co, NC.
 
 
Children of WILLIAM ARLEDGE and MAUDE WILSON are:
42.       i.  WILLIAM RUCKER12 ARLEDGE, JR., b. 1955, Asheville, NC; lives in Asheville NC
           ii.  NORA JAYNE ARLEDGE, b. lives in Traveler's Rest, SC (college basketball coach in Spartanburg).
 
Notes for NORA JAYNE ARLEDGE:
Greenville News
Arledge paved way for women in WCU career
February 7, 2006
By Willie T. Smith III STAFF WRITER. wsmith@greenvillenews.com.
 
Thirty years ago, Jayne Arledge became the first woman to receive an athletic grant-in-aid at Western Carolina University.. On Monday night, she became the first Catamounts female athlete to have her jersey retired.. Arledge, coach of the North Greenville University women's basketball team for the past 25 years, was honored before the Catamounts' game against Appalachian State..
 
 
27.  GERALDINE BEVERLY "JERRY"11 ARLEDGE (ISAAC CURTIS10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 06 Jun 1917 in Omaha, Nebraska, and died 01 Sep 1995 in Greensboro, Guilford Co, NC.  She married ROBERT EDWARD "BOB" SETTAN 07 May 1938 in Henderson Co, NC [may be May 13].  He was born 13 Aug 1914 in of Greensboro, NC, and died Bef. 1995.
 
Publication Date: September 08, 1995
Greensboro News & Record
JERRY ARLEDGE SETTAN
Mrs. Jerry Arledge Settan, 78, of 1003 Guilford Ave. died Friday, Sept. 1, 1995, at her residence. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 at Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.
Born in Omaha, Neb., she lived in Hendersonville until her marriage in 1938, and then moved to Greensboro. She was retired from Thalhimer's where she was the Bridal Consultant. She was a member of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant where she was a circle chairman and a Life Member of the Women of the Church. She was a registrar for Guilford County Board of Elections for 40 years. She was a member of The Kiwaniannes Club, and Greensboro Historical Museum Guild. She volunteered for the Shepherd's Center of Greensboro, Tannenbaum Park, and the Natural Science Center, and was named a volunteer of the week in the Greensboro News & Record. Surviving are son, Robert E. Settan Jr. of Eden; daughter, Beverly Settan Glenn of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brothers, Fred Arledge of Lynn Haven, Fla., Bill Arledge of Candler. The family will receive friends after the service at the alcove in back of the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd's Center of Greensboro, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401 or Presbyterian Church of Covenant, 501 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401.
    
Children of GERALDINE ARLEDGE and ROBERT SETTAN are:
           i.  ROBERT EDWARD12 SETTAN, JR., b. 1939, lives in Eden, NC.
           ii.  BEVERLY ANN SETTAN, b. 1942, lives in Myrtle Beach; m. ??? GLENN.
 
 
28.  ALBERT FREDERICK AUGUSTINE "FRED"11 ARLEDGE (ISAAC CURTIS10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 06 Dec 1921 in NC, of Lynn Haven, FL.  He married (1) NELL GEORGE.    He married (2) AILEEN BLEVINS 1946. 
 
Children of ALBERT ARLEDGE and AILEEN BLEVINS are:
           i.  FREDERICK SMILEY12 ARLEDGE, b. 1949
 
Notes for FREDERICK SMILEY ARLEDGE:
http://www.saltwatersportsman.com/captain_listings/arledge.html
Capt Fred Arledge, Lake Mary, FL
 
 Enjoy exciting inshore and flats fishing for Tarpon, Snook and Redfish
 with Capt. Fred Arledge in his 19' Action Craft flats boat. Top quality tackle
 is furnished, feachuring G. Loomis rods and Shimano reels, along with
 bait, tackle and license.
 
 Expert or novice, any age or gender, anyone who gets wide-eyed with joy
 from the pleasure of fishing is welcome. Catch and release encouraged.
 Sunscreen suggested. Smiles required, grins provided, no extra charge
 
43.      ii.  ALICE ANN ARLEDGE, b. 06 May 1952, was attorney (Fla State law school); runs day care; has 2 adopted children.
 
29.  RUPERT ADRIAN11 ARLEDGE (JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 16 Dec 1908 in Polk Co, NC; HOH 1930 census Columbus, Polk Co, NC; salesman for hardware store, and died 19 Jun 1988 in Charlotte, NC; Bur. Polk Memorial Gardens, Polk Co, NC.  He married GLADYS WALKER 1927, daughter of ??? WALKER and ??? ALEWINE.  She was born 01 Jul 1906 in Polk Co, NC, and died 16 Mar 1994 in Rutherfordton, NC; Bur. Polk Memorial Gardens, Polk Co, NC.
 
Notes for RUPERT ADRIAN ARLEDGE:
Served in WWII.
 
Child of RUPERT ARLEDGE and GLADYS WALKER is:
44.       i.  ADRIAN JERVIS12 ARLEDGE, b. 03 Mar 1928, St. Luke's Hospital, Polk Co, NC; an attorney in Rutherfordton, NC; served in Judge Advocate General Corps of the Army.
 

Brothers Allen, Joe, Curt, Jack, Rupert and Dean Arledge, 1960s.
 
30.  JOHN THOMAS "JACK"11 ARLEDGE (JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 19 Nov 1910 in Mill Spring, Polk County, NC; in 1930 census living with parents, laborer in auto shop, went to Detroit to work in auto industry in early years before returning to NC to attend Wake Forest College and law school and then practice law in Tryon, NC. His favorite kid of law was title research. Actively involved in local politics in the Democratic Party. Served in US Navy in WWII though did not go overseas; was injured and hospitalized in Bethesda Naval Hospital for a while. He died 26 Dec 1979 in St. Luke's Hospital, Columbus, Polk Co, NC (Bur. Polk Mem. Gardens). 
 
He married LURA MORRIS "TOOTSIE" NASH 04 Oct 1935 in Landrum, Spartanburg Co, SC (at her parents' home).  She was born 17 Mar 1912 in Laurens Co, SC; raised in Landrum, SC;  lived in Tryon, NC all adult life, and died 10 May 1995 in Charlottesville, Albemarle Co, VA (Bur. Polk Memorial Gardens, Polk Co, NC).
 
Notes for JOHN THOMAS "JACK" ARLEDGE:
Attended Wake Forest University, received JD degree. Practiced law in Tryon, NC. Involved in local politics. Served in Navy in WWII.
 
From the TRYON DAILY BULLETIN, Friday, March 2, 2001.  From Inky Cloud's column "60 Years Ago":
      J.T. Arledge, vice-president of Tryon Chamber of Commerce, is in Washington, D.C., representing the local organization on the conference of Western North Carolina Industries Council, meeting with Senator Bailey and other officials endeavoring to secure defense industries for Western North Carolina. 
 
Notes for LURA MORRIS "TOOTSIE" NASH:
Born in Laurens, SC, she grew up in Landrum, SC and lived in Tryon, NC all her married life. Attended Maryville College in East Tennessee. Very active in the Tryon community on local boards and with the Polk County Historical Society. Member of the DAR and the UDC. Active member of the First Congregational (UCC) Church of Tryon. Known as "Tootsie" to all her family and friends. Grew up in Landrum, SC. Moved to Tryon, NC when she married Jack Arledge, and lived there all her adult life.
 
From The Spartanburg Herald, S.C.;
Nov. 11, 1955
TRYON TEACHER SOCIAL SET BY PTA
 
Tryon- The Tryon Parent-Teacher Assoc. will give a reception for Tryon school teachers Monday at Sunnydale. MRS. ALFRED OAKLEY, Chairman, said MRS. GEORGE DUSENBURY and the following past presidents will preside; MRS. AUSTIN WOODY, MRS. JACK ARLEDGE, and MRS. E.E. MISSILDINE. The refreshment committee includes MRS. L.C. REYNOLDS,  MRS. CARL FORTNER, MRS. C.G. CORPENNING,  MRS. PERRY COGGINS,  MRS. ALLAN CORRELL, MRS. ROBERT DEDMONDT, MRS. ELBERT ARLEDGE,  MRS. CRAIG HANCOCK, MRS. FRED PLACAK.
    
Children of JOHN ARLEDGE and LURA NASH are:
45.       i.  LINDA CAROLINE12 ARLEDGE, b. 1938, Tryon, Polk Co, NC.
46.      ii.  JOHN THOMAS "TOMMY" ARLEDGE, JR., b. 1939, Tryon, Polk Co, NC.
47.      iii.  SUSAN EVE ARLEDGE, b. 1944, Tryon, Polk Co, NC.
 
 
31.  JAMES CURTIS11 ARLEDGE (JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1916 in Polk Co, NC, and died 05 Apr 1993 in Tryon, Polk Co, NC (lived on Lake Lanier, SC, in later years).  He married (1) AZILEE NORMAN.  She was born 27 Sep 1915, and died 20 Mar 1965 in Wake Memorial Hospital, Raleigh, NC; Bur. Polk Memorial Gardens.  He married (2) ALMA RECTOR HORNE.  She was born 03 Feb 1913, and died 13 Jul 1996 in Spartanburg Co, SC.
    
Children of JAMES ARLEDGE and AZILEE NORMAN are:
48.       i.  NORMA JEAN12 ARLEDGE, b. 1935.
           ii.  JAMES CURTIS ARLEDGE, JR., b. 1939.
49.      iii.  MICHAEL PRESTON ARLEDGE, b. 06 Jul 1945, Tryon, Polk Co, NC; d. 05 Jan 2000, Surfside Beach, Horry Co, SC [see obit].
 
 
32.  JOSEPH ERNEST11 ARLEDGE (JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 26 Mar 1918 in Polk Co, NC;  lived in Seneca, SC most of adult life, US Navy WWII, and died 04 Apr 1998 in Anderson, SC; Bur. Seneca, Oconee Co, SC.  He married (1) JUANITA WHITFIELD Abt. 1940.  She was born 14 Apr 1918 in Oconee, SC; d/o Charles A. and Nancy Sue Simmons Whitfield, and died 21 Jan 1986 in SC; Bur. Seneca, Oconee Co, SC.  He married (2) CHERYL ROBINSON Aft. 1986.  She was born Abt. 1950.
    
Child of JOSEPH ARLEDGE and JUANITA WHITFIELD is:
50.       i.  SCOTT BRADFORD12 ARLEDGE, b. 03 Mar 1943, Wilmington, NC; d. 23 Sep 1995, lived in Walhalla, Oconee Co, SC; Bur. Seneca, Oconee Co, SC.
 
 
33.  WILLIAM DEAN11 ARLEDGE (JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 19 Nov 1920 in Polk Co, NC, and died 05 Oct 1974 in Asheville, NC; Bur. Columbus Baptist Church, Polk CO, NC.  He married EDNA EARLE GARRISON 02 Nov 1940 in Polk Co, NC.  She was born Abt. 1916 in of Welford, SC d/o Richard Waddell Garrison and Edna Pinson.
 
Notes for WILLIAM DEAN ARLEDGE:
NC State Trooper murdered in line of duty in the Buncombe County Courthouse, Asheville, NC. Died October 5, 1974, as a result of a gunshot wound inflicted by a drunken driving suspect while administering a breathalyzer test.
 

 
From my uncle Tommy Arledge:
Hi everyone:
   The following article is from the TRYON DAILY BULLETIN, Friday, March 3, 2000. I thought you would find it very interesting.  Uncle Dean's picture was on the front page and on another page was a picture of his tombstone (gravesite) at Columbus Baptist Church Cemetary.
 
POLK ROAD, BRIDGE TO BEAR TROOPERS' NAMES   (by Jeff Byrd)
     Polk County has not forgotten William Dean Arledge and Clyde Perry.
     The two state tropers, both of whom were killed in the line of duty, will be honored soon by having their names placed on sections of roadway along Hwy. 74.
     The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) road naming committee on Feb. 3 approved Polk County's request that the nearly six-mile section of Hwy. 74 from I-26 to Hwy. 9 be named the "William Dean Arledge Highway".
     The full transportation board was expected to make it official when it meets today.  Although no dedication ceremony has yet been held, and no sign erected, the Clyde Stephen Perry Bridge has existed in Polk County for eight years.  The transportation board approved the naming of the Fox Mountain bridge over Hwy. 74 for Trooper Clyde Stephen Perry on
Jan. 10, 1992.
     "No action has been taken since approval," on the Perry Bridge, according to Sandy Nance, the department staffer to the road naming committee. That will soon be corrected.
     The DOT public affairs office will plan dedication ceremonies honoring both men in the coming months, ceremonies which are sure to include dignitaries from all over the state, Nance said.
     William Dean Arledge and Clyde Perry will be remembered, and that thrills those who never forgot.
     "I can't talk about him much without getting emotional," said Norma Gaut, Dean Arledge's niece and broker-in-charge at ReMax Realty in Columbus.  "He was a neat guy. He was one of my very favorite people.  I am delighted that they are finally getting that road named.  I knew they planned to do it when Hwy. 74 opened."
     That plan apparently stalled somewhere, according to retired Trooper J.D. Silver of Clyde.  Soon after Polk County Sheriff David Satterfield, also a former trooper, was elected in 1998, Silver said he picked up the phone, started calling DOT and Polk County officials, and got the naming process underway again.
     The request for Arledge was somewhat unusual and took more time to approve than it might have, because the DOT typically names bridges, not roads, for deceased troopers, according to Ron Leatherwood, highway commissioner for Division 14, the district which includes Polk County.
     The Polk County Board of Commissioners originally requested that all of Hwy. 74 through Pok County be named for Arledge, but reduced that to the six-mile section from I-26 to Hwy. 9.  Any further objections were overcome when it was noted that a 4.8 mile section of N.C. 280 in
Transylvania County, also in Division 14, was named for Trooper Gyles Harmon in 1992.
     "This thing was promised 10 or 15 years ago, and something fell through about it. I could see how the family had been pumped up," Silver said.  "Mrs. Arledge (Dean's widow) had gotten really excited about it, and then I saw her heart breaking."
     So, he worked to revive the project.  "I just put a little wind in the sails," Silver said.
     Edna Earl Arledge, who lives in Asheville today, said she never wanted Dean to become a state trooper, but today she realizes that "he died happy, doing the work he loved."
     Dean was born Nov. 19, 1920, the second-youngest of seven sons of John A. and Laura Waldrop Arledge.  They were raised in the Morgan Hill section, near Stott's Corner, and all seven grew up and were in the service together during World War II.  None of the seven are alive today.
     Dean, a Stearns High School graduate, met Edna Earl Garrison of Spartanburg while she was working as a sectary to his father, who, like his father before him, was serving as Polk County's Clerk of Court.  He came from good stock on both sides.  Dean's maternal  randfather, Joe Waldop  of Mill Spring, had been chairman of the Polk County Board of Commissioners.
     Dean and Edna Earl married in 1940, and after a brief move to work in a Wilmington shipbuilding plant. they returned to Polk County.  Dean served in the Navy during the war, after which he went to work for contractor John Moore.
     What his heart really desired, though, was to wear the uniform of a state highway patrolman.
     "He would see something, and he'd say, 'If I were a trooper now, I'd write them a ticket," Mrs. Arledge recalls.  When Dean applied to the State Highway Patrol in 1951, she warned, "You're not going to like it.  I did everything short of divorce to keep him off."
     But Arledge could not be dissuaded.  He was inducted on August 1, 1951, and would serve proudly for 23 years until Oct. 5, 1974, the day hs died.  He was 53 and a Patrol Sergeant.
     On that day nearly 26 years ago, state highway patrolman Lawrence Canipe, 32, was called to assist a Haywood County deputy in apprehending a speeding driver on I-26 South near I-40.  Canipe brought the driver to the Buncombe County Courthouse in Asheville.  Patrol Sgt. Arledge was to help administer a breathalyzer test.
     What happened next, no one knows for sure.  The subject, Edward Collins Davis, 55 at the time, apparently wrested Canipe's gun away from him, shot and killed both men there in the breathalyzer room in the basement of the courthouse, and fled without being seen.  It was around 7:50 p.m.
     Davis was apprehended the very next night.  A Buncombe County deputy arrested him for public drunkeness on College Street, about 100 yards from where the shooting occurred.  Silver said it was his recollection that Davis had spent the night in a warehouse.
     It later turned out that, prior to his being stopped on the day of the shooting, Davis had picked up a hitchhiker in Greenville, S.C., robbed him of $16.00, put him out on the side of the road in Hendersonville and headed on to Buncombe County.
     It was perhaps to escape that charge that he killed two men, if such actions can ever be explained.
     "It was a horrible time," Mrs. Arledge recalled.  Dean and Edna Earl had two grown daugters, and each had born a child just weeks before the tragedy.  Deanna NcNeill lives in Charlotte today.  Her son, Scott, 25, passed the state bar last summer.  Charlotte Long and her son, Austin, now live in Asheville.
     Davis died of natural causes a few years ago while still an inmate in N.C. Central Prison in Raleigh.  Arledge and Canipe were posthumously awarded the American Federation of Police's Medal of Honor.
     "Dean had a smile for everybody," Gaut recalled.  "He worked really hard to do the right thing."
     As a president-elect of the Asheville Shrine Club and a past master of the Blackmer Lodge No. 170 AF & AM, Arledge was given a full Masonic rite burial service, and today his gravestone with Masonic emblem stands behind Columbus Baptist Church, just a stone's throw from the road that will bear his name.
 
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Tryon Daily Bulletin, Tryon NC
http://www.tryondailybulletin.com/News/News.asp?ArticleID=413
Web posted: 8/19/00
 
Slain Troopers’ Memories Honored
 
by Jody B. Raines

Polk County and the State of North Carolina paid homage Wednesday to two highway patrol troopers who were killed in the
line of duty. Friends and family of the slain troopers gathered at the intersections of Hwy. 74 and Hwy. 108 for the official naming of the Clyde Stephen Perry Bridge on Fox Mountain Road and the William Dean Arledge Highway, a six-mile section of Hwy. 74 from I-26 to Hwy. 9. Two separate ceremonies were held. David McCoy, N.C. Secretary of the Department of Transportation, recalled Arledge as passionate about becoming a state highway patrolman despite his
wife’s misgivings. He said that Arledge came to be known by his colleagues as “a committed patrolman whose compassion was deep and far-reaching. Many have shared with me their memories of Sergeant Arledge’s great sense of humor and ever-present smile – and recall how he used his wit to keep himself and his co-workers upbeat and positive about a job that is dangerous and sometimes tragic… “These core qualities – compassion, a sense of humor and love of family – made Sergeant Arledge a model state trooper and an even greater person.” Sgt. Arledge, a Polk County native born in
1920, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and as a highway patrolman in Wilkesboro, Murphy, Waynesville, Asheville and Polk County during his 23-year career from 1951 until 1974. He was killed by a suspect while assisting in administering a breathalyzer test in the basement of the Buncombe County Courthouse. Arledge’s widow, Edna Earl Arledge, their daughter Charlotte and grandson Austin were present at the long-awaited ceremony to unveil the sign that will bear Arledge’s name. J.D. ‘Hi Ho’ Silver, retired N.C. State Highway Patrol, commented that Arledge as a man of wit and caring
for his family and fellow officers. “I recall a time when I told him he was like a father,” Silver said. “With his usual wit he said, ‘Does that mean I have to take out the garbage?’ He gave us encouragement, time and laughter.” In accepting a replica sign of the highway designation, Mrs. Arledge said that it was fitting that the ceremony be held in the hometown that he loved and served. She said that while she had not shared his dream of public service, she realized that he died doing the work he had loved. Trooper Clyde Stephen Perry was killed during a high-speed chase on Fox Mountain Road in May of 1972. A North Carolina native, Perry was born in 1944 in Lenoir, graduated from Cove Creek High School in 1962 and served in the
United States Air Force as Airman First Class for four years on active duty. He was sworn in as a highway patrolman in 1967 and assigned to the Bessemer City force. He transferred to Columbus in Holden, N.C. Highway Patrol Commander, said that patrolmen are not assigned trivial duties. “It is easy to be brave from a distance, but our troopers must be brave every day. It is only when they pay the ultimate price that they are given the honor and recognition they deserve.” Col. Holden said that the highway designations are a way to remind people the ultimate price that service patrolmen are sometimes called upon to pay so that “our daily lives can be lived safely.” McCoy said of Perry, “He was a model citizen and true friend of Polk County and North Carolina. Again and again he heeded the call to serve. For four years, he served his country as an Airman First Class in the United States Air Force. He finished his active tour with the 414th Combat Support Squadron at Oxnard Air
Force Base in California and continued to serve as an inactive reservist once he returned home to North Carolina.” McCoy read a passage taken from Perry’s Highway Patrol application that he said “wonderfully summarizes Trooper Perry’s sincere desire to serve his state. “‘I want to become as active as I can to serve the great state of North Carolina. The reason I say it is a great state is that I have been all over, nearly all over the United States and have yet to find a place that I love more than North Carolina.’” Perry’s widow, Vivian Gail Rominger Perry, daughter Angela Perry Cardell, son-in-law Mike, grandson Stephen and mother, Ruby Perry, assisted in unveiling the sign that will designate the Clyde Stephen Perry Bridge. In accepting the replica sign, Mrs. Perry thanked the Department of Transportation for hosting the ceremony that remembered her husband’s service and sacrifice. She said, “Thank you very much from the depths of my heart. You’ve made this day very special.” McCoy said that the ceremonies were but small gestures to show appreciation for public servants like Arledge and Perry and reminded guests that each time motorists travel on the section of highway and cross the bridge on Fox Mountain Road, they will be reminded of the service and sacrifice made by those who serve the state. In addition to McCoy, Silver and Holden, the ceremonies were attended by Ron Leatherwood, Polk County representative of the NC Board of Transportation, Sen. Robert Carpenter, Sen. Virginia Fox, Rep. Andrew Dedmon, Rep. Debbie Clary, Rep. James Horn and Rep. Larry Justus, Trooper Coy Blackman, Director of Field Operations, Polk County Sheriff David Satterfield and a large contingent of active and retired highway patrolmen. Adding to the ceremonies was the posting of the colors by the Troop G Honor Guard.
 
From: Lawrence Arledge
 
Here are a couple of Uncle Dean stories.
 
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Dean was the next to youngest of seven boys in his family.  One of Dean's brothers, Allen, ran an Amoco service station in Asheville for many years.  Dean would stop by the station occasionally to visit on his way to/from home.
 
So, once upon a time, there was a little boy, 7-10 years old, who went to Allen’s business for a few days in a row and would just stand around for a long time.  He would have nothing to say.  Of course, Allen and his employees were simultaneously amused and concerned about the boy's presence.  They wondered if he might steal something if they got busy and had to turn their backs on him.  But, attempts to persuade him to leave were futile.
 
So, after tolerating this for a while, Allen said to the boy, "If you don't leave, I'm going to call the police."
 
The boy was unfazed.  He remained on the premises.
 
A few minutes later, by happenstance, Dean pulled up to the station in his patrol car.  Of course, he was in full uniform.  He got out and walked into the office and said, "Allen, is this the little boy you called me about?"
 
What is funny is Dean had no idea what had been going on.  He was merely trying to be cute and tease the little boy.  Little did he know that Allen had been trying to get the lad to leave.
 
But, the little boy saw no humor in Dean's comment.  Needless to say, he turned pale and departed quickly, not to be seen again.
 
Of course, Dean and Allen had a good laugh about it.  But, it'd never have been so funny without Dean's usual upbeat manner and frequent witticisms -- where on that day, he said the clever thing at the right time without knowing he was figuring into a larger story.
 
    
Children of WILLIAM ARLEDGE and EDNA GARRISON are:
           i.  RICHARD ADEN12 ARLEDGE, b. Aft. 1940; d. died in infancy.
51.      ii.  DEANNA HOPE ARLEDGE, b. 1942.
52.      iii.  CHARLOTTE ANN ARLEDGE, b. 1944.
 
 
34.  LAWRENCE ALLEN11 ARLEDGE (JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 23 Oct 1924 in Polk Co, NC, and died 09 Aug 1998 in Asheville, Buncombe Co, NC; Bur. Columbus Bapt. Church, Polk Co, NC.  He married RUTH BOSTICK.  She was born 09 Jan 1928.
 
 
Notes for LAWRENCE ALLEN ARLEDGE:
Attended Wake Forest University; veteran of WWII: served in South Pacific in U.S. Marine Corps. For years, he owned and operated service stations in Asheville, NC on Tunnel Road and on Patton Avenue.
    
Children of LAWRENCE ARLEDGE and RUTH BOSTICK are:
           i.  LAWRENCE ALLEN12 ARLEDGE, JR., b. 1955, of Asheville, Buncombe Co, NC.
           ii.  CHERYL LYNN ARLEDGE, b. 1957, Jacksonville, NC.
53.      iii.  CURTIS YATES ARLEDGE, b. 1965, Asheville, Buncombe Co, NC.
 
 
35.  GARNETTE ARLEDGE11 SHIPMAN (SALLIE REBECCA OR RUCKER10 ARLEDGE, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 18 Aug 1911 in Hendersonville, Henderson Co, NC, and died 09 Mar 1971 in Washington, DC; Bur. Shepherd Cem, Mountain Home, Henderson Co, NC.  She married MURRAY BONHAM JONES 15 Oct 1938 in Henderson Co, NC.  He was born 14 Oct 1911 in Columbus, GA, and died 02 Feb 1968 in Hendersonville, NC; Bur. Shepherd Cem, Mountain Home, Henderson Co, NC.
    
Children of GARNETTE SHIPMAN and MURRAY JONES are:
54.       i.  MURRAY B. "SANDY"12 JONES, JR., b. 1946, Baltimore, MD; lives in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
55.      ii.  GARNETTE "SALLIE" SHIPMAN JONES, b. 1941, Meridian, MS; changed name to Garnette Arledge
 
 
36.  ANNE HASSELTINE "TYNE" ARLEDGE11 SHIPMAN (SALLIE REBECCA OR RUCKER10 ARLEDGE, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1916 in NC.  She married LARRY BAGWELL 1940 in Henderson Co, NC. 
    
Children of ANNE SHIPMAN and LARRY BAGWELL are:
           i.  JILL SHIPMAN12 BAGWELL.
           ii.  RONALD RUCKER BAGWELL.
          iii.  EDWARD LAWRENCE BAGWELL.
 
 
37.  PHOEBE ANN11 ARLEDGE (ALLEN YATES10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1928 in NC.  She married ARTHUR BONNELL (DR.) CODINGTON who died in of Decatur, GA.
 
Child of PHOEBE ARLEDGE and ARTHUR CODINGTON is:
           i.  BONNIE12 CODINGTON, b. Aft. 1946.
 
38.  ROONE PINCKNEY11 ARLEDGE, JR. (ROONE10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 08 Jul 1931 in Forest Hills, NY, and died 05 Dec 2002 in New York City, NY; Bur. Sacred Heart Cemetery, Southampton, Suffolk County, New York.  He married (1) ANN FOWLER.  She was born 1949.  He married (2) GIGI ???.    He married (3) JOAN HEISE 1953.  She was born 1930.
 

 
Notes for ROONE PINCKNEY ARLEDGE, JR.:
Attended Columbia College. President of ABC-TV Sports and later News Divisions. Subject of a number of books about his contribution to broadcasting, including Marc Gunther's "The House That Roone Built: The Inside Story of ABC News" (Boston: Little Brown, 1994).
 
From Columbia University web site bios on their trustees [http://www.columbia.edu/cu/secretary/trustees/bios/Arledge.html]:
 
Roone Arledge
Columbia,  B.A.,  1952
 
Roone Arledge is the chairman of ABC News. Prior to being promoted to chairman in March, 1997, Mr. Arledge served as president, and previously served as President of ABC Sports where he has been credited with revolutionizing the coverage of sports on  television.
 
Mr. Arledge is widely regarded as one of the most innovative people to work in the television broadcasting industry. Under his leadership, ABC News has received nearly 20 Peabody Awards. The winner of 36 individual Emmy Awards, in 1990 he was honored with broadcasting’s most prestigious distinction: induction into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of the Gold Medal Award from the International Radio and Television Society and he is the first television executive to receive the Medal of the Olympic Order from the International Olympic Committee.
 
Mr. Arledge serves as a director on the boards of The Council on Foreign Relations; Arts & Entertainment Networks; The History Channel and ESPN, the all-sports cable channel.
 
Mr. Arledge received the John Jay Award in 1979, the Gold Baton from the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Awards in 1995 and the Alexander Hamilton Medal in 1998.
 
News Release [http://www.asu.edu/asunews/Releases/Walter.html] by Keith Jennings <k.jennings@asu.edu>:
 
November 6, 1997
 
Roone Arledge to receive 1997 Cronkite award
 
The name Roone Arledge is synonymous with innovation in television news and sports. On Nov. 11, Arledge will be recognized for his achievements when he receives the 1997 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and Telecommunication.
 
Arledge is widely regarded as one of the most innovative people ever to work in television. As president of ABC News, and previously, as president of ABC Sports, Arledge played a key role in shaping American television.
 
Arledge was named president of ABC News in 1977 and developed one of broadcasting's most respected news organizations through creative news programming and commitment of resources to both domestic and international news coverage.
 
After serving nearly 20 years as president of ABC News, Arledge was promoted to chairman of ABC News in March.
 
Prior to his appointment as head of the news division, Arledge was president of ABC Sports from 1968 until 1986 (1976?). During his tenure he introduced many new technologies, including instant replay, slow motion and advanced graphics. He also worked to introduce journalistic values and a personalization of athletes to sports broadcasting.
 
Arledge's impact can be seen in the programs he has created: "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings," the leading network newscast for nearly a decade; "Nightline," the first network news program in the late-evening time period; "20/20," the popular newsmagazine program that has been on the air for 19 years; "PrimeTime Live," the news division's second hour-long, prime time news broadcast and winner of four Investigative Reporters and Editors awards for distinguished investigative reporting; "This Week," which has set the standard in Sunday news programming since 1981; "ABC's Wide World of Sports," the most popular, most honored and longest-running sports anthology series in television history; and ABC's "Monday Night Football," television's longest-running, prime time sports series.
 
From Freedom Forum Online, June 1 1998 [http://www.freedomforum.org/professional/1998/6/1arledge2.asp]:
 
Roone Arledge took ABC News to the top, then watched its decline
 
By Adam Clayton Powell III
World Center
  6.1.98
 
In his 21 years running ABC News, Roone Arledge saw his own reputation grow from that of young Turk to elder statesman. He also saw ABC News rise to a position of unquestioned industry leadership, only to slide back in recent years
under the shadow of NBC.
 
ABC’s decision to name Arledge president of ABC News in the 1970s was viewed at CBS and NBC as the promotion of what, in today’s terms, might be described as a Bob Costas/Matt Drudge hybrid. After all, Arledge was not a journalist. He had only done sports and was famous for adding glitter, glitz, bold graphics, "Wide World of Sports" and "Monday Night Football."
 
And Arledge did introduce bolder graphics, bright red diagonal banners across the corner of the screen, and big blocks of text superimposed on correspondents’ reports. One CBS producer called it "news for the blind." But Arledge also confounded his critics by spending more money and more broadcast time on real news—hard news—than his competitors did.

Was ABC’s audience share trailing in the evening news time-slot? Arledge’s
solution: Hire Barbara Walters away from NBC and team her with longtime CBS anchor Harry Reasoner. The team made history—Walters was the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast—but after a huge opening-night audience, the awkward format and the anchors’ sour on-air chemistry doomed the broadcast.
 
Arledge moved quickly to control the damage, promoting Walters, dumping Reasoner and creating "World News Tonight." Publicly praising Walter Cronkite as the best anchor in America, Arledge competed with not one, not two, but an unprecedented three co-anchors. He built the Washington desk around ABC veteran anchor Frank Reynolds, built a new national anchor desk in Chicago anchored by Max Robinson, the highly regarded anchor of CBS’ Washington station, and created a new foreign desk headquarters in London, anchored by Peter Jennings—who himself had anchored "ABC Evening News’ over 10 years earlier.
 
In the 11:30 time-slot, he created a new program, "America Held Hostage," with Ted Koppel reporting the Iran hostage story every night for 15 to 30 minutes. At CBS and NBC, the move was a joke: Everyone knew you could not use a news program to compete with "Tonight," and besides, who could have enough material to do a nightly program on a single story? To the consternation of the critics, thus was born "Nightline."

Did CBS have "60 Minutes"? Arledge invented "20/20." Once again, however, he
created a disastrous anchor team, pairing Esquire magazine editor Harold Hayes with Australian author and art critic Robert Hughes. On the program’s opening night, Arledge told reporters he hated the broadcast and its hosts. The next morning, he was watching "Good Morning America," with guest host Hugh Downs. By midday, Arledge had fired Hayes and Hughes and hired Hugh.
 
At the same time, Arledge began raiding CBS and NBC News, importing talent from the rival networks with offers of considerably higher salaries. From CBS, he picked up such pros as Mort Dean, Jeff Greenfield, John Laurence, Mike
Lee, Richard Roth, Barry Serafin and Gary Shepard, as well as other executive producers, producers and editors. (Disclosure: I left CBS News in 1981 to go to the ABC News/Westinghouse 24-hour cable news service, Satellite News
Channels, as director of news.)
 
Arledge also spent more on news coverage. On President Carter’s trips overseas, CBS and NBC would each typically send a team of 30-40 people—then would watch as ABC’s plane arrived and 45 got off. Fifty-two weeks a year, day in and day out, ABC was often the first with the broadest bookings for satellite feeds of domestic and overseas news. CBS and NBC had
to bargain with Arledge’s team for time on ABC’s satellite transmissions. Needless to say, ABC always fed its stories first. Quoting the famous line from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," we at CBS kept asking each other, "Who are those guys?"
 
As he built ABC News in the late 1970s, Arledge deliberately weakened news leader CBS. He had unexpected help in this undertaking from Richard Salant, president of CBS News, and his chief deputy, senior vice president Bill Small, who suddenly left to run NBC News, taking with them Roger Mudd, Bernard and Marvin Kalb, and still more CBS correspondents, producers, and editors. Amid the confusion, Arledge stepped in and hired longtime NBC anchor David Brinkley. So by the time Walter Cronkite stepped down in 1981—pushed out by CBS, which was alarmed by Arledge’s sudden public courtship of Dan Rather—CBS had lost much of its bench. "World News Tonight" quickly went into the lead and stayed there for most of the 1980s.
 
Arledge even made the right move when his bosses were convinced he was wrong. The 24-hour Satellite News Channels were not reaching as large an audience as cable news pioneer CNN, and network accountants were convinced there was no room for two 24-hour news networks. So two years after it started, SNC was sold to CNN. (Today, SNC partners ABC and
Westinghouse—now CBS—are on the sidelines, and CNN, NBC and Fox have 24-hour services.)
 
Arledge accomplished all of this—"World News Tonight," "Nightline," "20/20" and a 24-hour cable news network—in four years. He spent the next 17 years defending his turf and consolidating his gains. Now, with few new territories to conquer, he has officially handed the leadership to David Westin, a lawyer and former ABC network president. But Westin today inherits a division on the wane: "World News Tonight" is a distant second behind NBC, and it sometimes runs last, behind NBC and CBS. "Good Morning America" now trails NBC’s "Today" by a wide margin. Arledge tried again a few years ago to start a new
24-hour cable news channel, but network accountants prevailed again, arguing there could not be room for four 24-hour news networks.   Nor is the corporate context encouraging. ABC’s prime-time entertainment schedule actually fell behind that of the upstart Fox network among advertisers’ favorite viewers, 18- to 49-year-olds, and there are persistent reports that ABC will make major changes to its entertainment team soon. Geraldine Laybourne, wooed to ABC after she built the Nickelodeon network from scratch, suddenly quit ABC/Disney last week after propelling ABC’s children’s audience to its highest level in years.  

Now it is ABC that is weakened. And ABC needs a new Roone Arledge.
 
 
Roone Arledge, one of the 100 most important Americans of the 20th Century
Date: December 10, 2002
 
ABC News chairman Roone Arledge was remembered Monday in New York by colleagues as an inspirational boss and a pioneer who transformed sports television.
 
Arledge, who died Thursday of complications from cancer at 71, created such shows as Monday Night Football, Wide World of Sports and Nightline. The 36-time Emmy winner, who was president of ABC News and Sports more than a decade, was cited as on of the 100 most important Americans of the 20th centure by Life magazine in 1990.
 
"I'm not sure I really trust myself to try to tell you everything Roone ment to me," ABC Good Morning America host Diane Sawyer told mourners at St. Bartholomew's Church. "But the biggest suprise to me last Friday morning was the silence in the universe and the place where I used to hear Roone thinking. I never noticed that he was the global positioning system."
 
"Some reunion," said Peter Jennings, gazing out at the vast church in which every pew was occupied. "That man was no saint, but look around you. Had Roone not been as interesting, compelling and complicated, surely not that many of us would be here."
 
(Taken from the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper Tuesday December 10, 2002)
 
Henderson, Transylvania and Polk Counties | December 28, 2002
 
Roone Arledge's roots in Polk County
Times-News Staff Report
 
            Though he was born and raised in New York City, Roone Pinckney Arledge had deep roots in Polk County.
 
            His grandfather was an original commissioner of the town of Mill Spring and a longtime clerk of court in Polk County who later moved to Mills River. An uncle served as city clerk in Hendersonville. His parents retired in Hendersonville from New York. Roone Arledge Jr. was born July 8, 1931, in Queens, to Polk County native Roone Pinckney Arledge and Gertrude Agnes Stritmater, a New York City native. A brother, Jerry Monroe Arledge, who was born a year later, has lived in New Bedford, Mass., and Cheraw, S.C., according to a history of the Arledge and Greenberry families of Polk County.
 
            Roone Arledge Sr. was born in the Polk County town of Columbus on Jan. 4, 1895.
 
            A lawyer for Equitable Life Assurance, he led discussions about World War II news around the family dinner table, instilling in his son a lifelong hunger for facts and information, The New York Times said in a 4,000-word obituary of Arledge. His mother, Gertrude, pressed him to excel, which he did both academically and in every other pursuit in his school days.
 
            The television executive's parents lived in Hendersonville in retirement. Roone Arledge Sr. died Aug. 1, 1981, and Gertrude Arledge died Oct. 28, 1995.
 
            The senior Arledge was the son of John Pinckney Arledge, who was born June 19, 1852, in Mill Spring in Polk County. In 1877 he married Elizabeth "Lizzie Ann" Rucker, the daughter of Capt. William H. Rucker of Green Hill in Rutherford County. J.P., as he was called, served for 23 years as Polk County's clerk of court. "Lizzie Ann," a hearty woman of German
descent, was proprietess of the Boxwood Inn (later the Columbus Hotel), according to the Greenberry Arledge family history.
 
            After Lizzie Ann died in 1914, J.P. and several of his grown sons moved to a farm on Mills River, said Jack Jones, a Henderson County genealogist who is distantly related to the Arledges. In 1925, J.P. Arledge married Mary Snyder of Fletcher. He died in 1929 at the home of a daughter, Sallie Shipman, and is buried at Columbus Baptist Church alongside Lizzie Ann.
 
            Besides the TV pioneer's father, two other sons of J.P. were attorneys. One followed in his footsteps as Clerk of Court in Polk and another served as city clerk and tax collector for Hendersonville.
 
            There are still plenty of folks in Polk County related to the broadcasting pioneer. "It's full of Arledges," Jones said.
           
            A public relations official at the Greenville-Pickens Motor Speedway recalled that in 1971 Roone came to Greenville to broadcast a stock car race. "The race was broadcast live to the nation on ABC Wide World of Sports," recalled the speedway's Keith Cochran. "That race is now famous in NASCAR history as the very first to be broadcast in its entirety from flag to flag.... Stories have it that Roone met with the drivers before the race and told them that `this TV thing could be a big deal for NASCAR' so be on your best behavior.... The result was 200 choir boy laps, basically a train, with little of the bumping, grinding, and wild stuff that had been a usual element of GPS Grand Nationals in the past."
 
            Arledge's remark about TV as a big deal for racing, Cochran added, "was probably the understatement of the century."
 
Roone
A Memoir
by Roone Arledge
 
I wonder what he'd have made of me.
 
I'm talking about the little boy with the thatch of red hair and the funny-sounding first name who grew up on suburban Long Island in the middle of the twentieth century: Roone Pinckney Arledge. What would he have thought of this full-grown graybeard in the next century, walking with a cane? What would he have made of my thirty-six Emmys and my directorships ranging from ESPN to the Council on Foreign Relations and Columbia University (ESP-what? he might ask), and my three wives and four children and five grandchildren? And the Lifetime Achievement Emmy I'm to receive for News, the first of its kind to be given by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences? And, last but far from least, my late-life disease that now afflicts so many human beings?
 
A "legend in television," did you say?
 
I've been called that, much to my chagrin. Legends are the dead, people like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig whose images are carved in relief in deepest center field at Yankee Stadium. And I'm very much alive despite the cane, still chairman of ABC News and working on these memoirs in my spare time.
 
But which would be stranger to the little boy? The idea that he might grow up to win a lifetime achievement award in television?
 
Or television itself?
 
(Until I was eight, I don't think I had ever even heard of television.)
 
I have an equally hard time relating to the little boy I once was, the one his schoolmates nicknamed "Genius." (Whether he was or wasn't one he once lost a spelling bee because he muffed the word! That's right: "g-e-n-i-o-u-s"!). "Roone" was safer. The good thing about being called Roone, my father told me, was that people always remembered who you were. There are a lot of Johnnys, he said, a lot of Jims, Bobs, and Bills, but I've never run across another Roone.
 
He knew wherefrom he spoke: His name was Roone, too.
 
Dad was right, as he was about nearly everything. In all the years since, I only encountered one more Roone, and that's my son, who soon became known in the family as Boss and who christened his own first son ... Benjamin!
 
Of course, there's always an exception, somewhere. In what was once East Berlin, an ABC crew once came across the statue of a Prussian field marshal who'd served as Bismarck's chief of staff. His inscribed name? "Roon." My ABC colleagues took a picture of the statue, simply added an e to the end, superimposed a photo of my face on the general's, and proudly presented it to me.
 
My father, in fact, had been christened without the e, too. My grandfather chose "Roon" for him, a minister's last name that he'd discovered written in an old family Bible. The Pinckney -- my grandfather's middle name, as it was my own -- was borrowed from an illustrious South Carolina family that went back to Revolutionary days, whereas we Arledges, at least through my grandfather's generation, were farmers from Scotland. As for "Roon," Dad added the e, went to Wake Forest, and after serving as a sergeant in France during World War I, came north to work as a real estate lawyer for Equitable Life Assurance.
 
My father's choice of the law was doubtless influenced by having grown up in a family famous for arguing and debating around the dinner table but even more so by his brother, Yates. Yates Arledge was locally celebrated for having defended the Carolina Power & Light Company in court against a farmer whose mule had been electrocuted by a fatal encounter with an electrified fence that had been erected by the company. The farmer wanted restitution for his mule. Yates filed a countersuit on behalf of the company, charging the mule with negligence. As everyone knew, he contended, mules were endowed with special intelligence. A horse might have run into such a fence, not knowing any better, but a mule? Never. The mule should have known!
 
The judge in question laughed both cases out of his courtroom.
 
My mother, Gertrude, was a Scot, too. I learned good manners from her, personal reserve, and most of all the love of excellence and attention to detail (a characteristic that, over the years, annoyed some of my ABC colleagues no end). But it was from my father, I think, that I got a passionate, an almost insatiable, curiosity about the world around me, and a devouring appetite for news and media. My earliest broadcasting memory is being huddled around the living room radio, a kind of mini-cathedral in dark wood with a lit doorway at the bottom where the dial was, listening to FDR's fireside chats. President Roosevelt was one of my father's heros. Another was Douglas MacArthur. I can summon to memory the announcement on our radio of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. December seventh fell on a Sunday that year, and the special news bulletin broke into a football game. When not long afterward, we heard that the Japanese had invaded the Philippines, my father opined, "We've got MacArthur out there. He'll be terrific." The next day, in school, I remember being called upon to explain what had happened -- probably my first experience in journalism.
 
    
Children of ROONE ARLEDGE and JOAN HEISE are:
           i.  ELIZABETH ANN "BETSY"12 ARLEDGE, b. 1958; m. ??? KIRK.
 
Notes for ELIZABETH ANN "BETSY" ARLEDGE:
http://nasw.org/mem-maint/awards/01NOVAbios.html
 
ELIZABETH ARLEDGE has been a documentary producer, writer, and director for over 20 years and has broad experience in developing, producing, directing, writing, reporting, and editing for national network, cable, and public television. She began her career at WCVB-TV in Boston where she was a founding producer of the award-winning longtime series CHRONICLE. After joining WGBH/Boston in 1982, Ms. Arledge produced a series of local half hour documentaries, including the winner of the Corporation for Public Television Local Broadcasting Award, "Two Intimate Journeys." This program was also awarded the American Women in Radio and Television Award.
 
From local programming Ms. Arledge moved to national production in 1983, as an associate producer and then producer on FRONTLINE, where she produced, wrote, and directed 10 programs and received the California Trial Lawyers Award, the John Muir Medical Film Festival Award, and was nominated for a national Emmy for "The Death of Nancy Cruzan. " For WNET/13 in New York, Ms. Arledge produced and wrote "Live Long and Prosper," which won the OWL Award. For CBS News she produced a series of documentaries and stories for "Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel." For NOVA, Ms. Arledge produced "Surviving AIDS" (1999) which was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Television Award, and was nominated for a WriterÕs Guild Award. She is currently at work developing a six part series for NOVA on ChildrenÕs Hospital Boston. She lives in Cambridge, Mass. with her 12-year old daughter.
 
2001 Science in Society Journalism Awards, Television
Elizabeth Arledge, producer/writer, NOVA/PBS
Julia Cort, NOVA staff producer/writer
Robert Krulwich, NOVA correspondent
"Cracking the Code of LIfe"
 
           ii.  SUSAN LEE ARLEDGE, b. 1961; m. ??? WESTON.
          iii.  PATRICIA LU ARLEDGE, b. 1962; m. ??? LOONIE.
56.     iv.  ROONE PINCKNEY ARLEDGE III, b. 1964.
 
 
39.  JERRY MONROE11 ARLEDGE (ROONE10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 07 Oct 1932 in Kew Garden, NY; lived in New Bedford, MA and Cheraw, SC, and died 22 Sep 2002 in Pinehurst, NC; lived in Cheraw, Chesterfield Co, SC.  He married SUE KIRKLEY.  She was born 29 Nov 1937.
 
Notes for JERRY MONROE ARLEDGE:
Graduate of University of NC; Owner of several women's clothing companies, including Kay Windsor Fashions.
    
Children of JERRY ARLEDGE and SUE KIRKLEY are:
           i.  JERI SUE12 ARLEDGE, b. 1960.
           ii.  SALLIE SMITH ARLEDGE, b. 1962; m. JON WOOD.
 
 
Generation No. 5
 
40.  WILLIAM CHIVOUS12 BOSTIC IV (WILLIAM CHIVOUS (DR.)11, MOSSIE10 ARLEDGE, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1930.  He married SANDRA MORRISON. 
    
Children of WILLIAM BOSTIC and SANDRA MORRISON are:
           i.  ELIZABETH STEVENS13 BOSTIC, b. 1959.
           ii.  BROOKE ARLEDGE BOSTIC, b. 1960.
          iii.  GRAHAM HUNTER BOSTIC, b. Abt. 1962.
          iv.  JASON CHRISTIAN BOSTIC, b. Abt. 1964.
          v.  STACIE BOSTIC, b. Abt. 1966.
 
 
41.  THADDEUS STEVENS12 BOSTIC (WILLIAM CHIVOUS (DR.)11, MOSSIE10 ARLEDGE, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born Abt. 1932.  He married ??? MCDONALD. 
    
Children of THADDEUS BOSTIC and ??? MCDONALD are:
           i.  THADDUES S.13 BOSTIC.
           ii.  SARAH M. BOSTIC.
 
 
42.  WILLIAM RUCKER12 ARLEDGE, JR. (WILLIAM RUCKER11, ISAAC CURTIS10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1955 in Asheville, NC; lives in Asheville NC. He married MELISSA KATHRYN PENRY 1980 in Winston-Salem, NC.  She was born 1956 in Winston Salem, NC.
 
Children of WILLIAM ARLEDGE and MELISSA PENRY are:
           i.  WILLIAM RUCKER13 ARLEDGE III, b. 1983.
           ii.  CURTIS PENRY ARLEDGE, b. 1985.
 
 
43.  ALICE ANN12 ARLEDGE (ALBERT FREDERICK AUGUSTINE "FRED"11, ISAAC CURTIS10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1952. Was attorney (Fla State law school); runs day care; has 2 adopted children
 
Children of ALICE ANN ARLEDGE are:
           i.  ADEN13 ARLEDGE, b. 1990.
           ii.  SHEA ARLEDGE, b. 1992.
 
 
44.  ADRIAN JERVIS12 ARLEDGE (RUPERT ADRIAN11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1928 in St. Luke's Hospital, Polk Co, NC; an attorney in Rutherfordton, NC; served in Judge Advocate General Corps of the Army.  He married (1) POLLY EVELYN BRYANT 02 Jun 1951 in First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton, Rutherford Co, NC.  She was born 29 May 1930 in Mitchell Co, NC d/o Charles Bryant and Ella Stewart, and died 28 Sep 1990 in Bur. Rutherfordton City Cemetary, Rutherford Co, NC.  He married (2) RUBYE ??? 09 Oct 1992 in Gaffney, SC. 
 

Notes for A. JERVIS ARLEDGE:
 
From WHO'S WHO IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST, Volume 9, page 40, Marquis--Who's
Who, 1965:
 
ARLEDGE, Adrian Jervis, army officer, lawyer; b. Tryon, N.C., Mar. 3, 1928; s. Rupert Adrian and Gladys (Walker) A.; student Gardner-Webb Jr. Coll., 1945-47; LL.B., Wake Forest Coll., 1950; m. Polly Evelyn Bryant, June 2, 1951. Admitted to N.C. bar, 1950, U.S. Tax Ct. bar, 1954, U.S. Dist. Ct. for Western N.C. bar, 1954; practiced in Rutherfordton, N.C., 1953 -- ; partner firm Owens & Arledge, 1957 -- ; atty. Rutherford County, 1960-62. Mem. Rutherford County Planning Commn.,1961 -- . Served to 1st lt. AUS, 1951-53; capt. Res. Recipient Distinguished Service award as Rutherfordton's Outstanding Young Man of the Year in 1960. Mem. Rutherford County Bar Assn (pres. 1961), American, North Carolina bar assns.,  N.C. State Bar, N.C., N.C. Jr. (gen. counsel, 1957-58,  chmn. by-laws and policy, 1958-59, elections and credentials, 1959 --), Rutherfordton (pres. 1961) chambers of commerce, Am. Legion, Phi Alpha Delta. Democrat. Baptist. Club:  Rutherford County. Home: 310 Charlotte Rd. Office: 304 1/2 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, N.C.
    
Children of JERVIS ARLEDGE and POLLY BRYANT are:
           i.  BONNIE13 ARLEDGE, b. 07 Dec 1952, Atlanta, GA; d. 07 Dec 1952, died as infant; Bur. Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, GA.
           ii.  ELIZABETH ADRIAN "BETSY" ARLEDGE, b. 1964, Rutherford Co, NC; formerly Dir of Communication, National Legal Aid and Defender Association
          iii.  TRACY CAROLINE ARLEDGE, b. 1966, Rutherford Co, NC; m. DONALD JOE CRAIG, 1997, Tanner's Grove Methodist Church, Rutherford Co, NC.
 
 
45.  LINDA CAROLINE12 ARLEDGE (JOHN THOMAS "JACK"11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1938 in Tryon, Polk Co, NC.  She married BOBBY GRAY WILSON 1956 in Tryon, Polk Co, NC.  He was born 1932 in Timberlake, Person Co, NC.
 
Notes for LINDA CAROLINE ARLEDGE:
Nationally-known figure in field of rural and community transportation. Lives in Afton, VA, where she is a transportation consultant. Graduate of Mary Baldwin College.
 
Notes for BOBBY GRAY WILSON:
Graduate of Wofford College in mathematics; did graduate work at University of Tennessee. Retired in 1997 after 27 years as computer systems consultant for the Institute of Textile Technology. Now in Afton, VA with own consulting firm for manufacturing and optimization software.
    
Children of LINDA ARLEDGE and BOBBY WILSON are:
57.       i.  PAMELA SUSAN13 WILSON, b. 1957, Tryon, Polk Co, NC.
58.      ii.  CARA CHANDLER WILSON, b. 1961, Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co, SC.
          iii.  AMY ELIZABETH WILSON, b. 1965, Lynchburg, VA; m. FREDERICK DUNBAR "BO" GRIST III, 1994, Tryon, Polk Co, NC; b. 1967, Savannah, GA.
 

Notes for AMY ELIZABETH WILSON:
Graduate of University of Virginia in English (poetry), with masters from University of Mississippi. Now holds a PhD in clinical psychology from University of Georgia and in practice in Sandy Springs, GA. Active horsewoman, showing jumpers and hunters. Lives on horse farm in Alpharetta, GA.
Amy and Bo have one daughter, CAROLINE CHANDLER GRIST, born 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia.

 
Notes for FREDERICK DUNBAR "BO" GRIST III:
Served in Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea. Masters in History from University of Mississippi. Previously working in international business and community development in Athens, GA; MBA from Georgia State University, now working in electronic commerce.
 
 
46.  JOHN THOMAS "TOMMY"12 ARLEDGE, JR. (JOHN THOMAS "JACK"11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1939 in Tryon, Polk Co, NC.  He married (SARAH) ANNE "ANNIE" SPANGLER 1974 in Cleveland Co, NC.  She was born 1945 in Cleveland Co, NC. Tommy died February 14, 2008 in Rutherford Co, NC.
 
Notes for JOHN THOMAS "TOMMY" ARLEDGE, JR.:
Has lived in Shelby, NC; various places in Hawaii, upstate SC and Myrtle Beach, SC. Much work in Christian broadcasting.
    
Child of JOHN ARLEDGE and (SARAH) SPANGLER is:
           i.  EDWIN AUSTIN "EDDIE"13 GARDNER, b. 20 Oct 1970, Cleveland Memorial Hospital, Shelby, Cleveland CO, NC; d. 23 Jan 2002, Gowensville, Greenville Co, SC.
 
Notes for EDWIN AUSTIN "EDDIE" GARDNER:
Tryon Daily Bulletin 1-24-2002
 
Edwin “Eddie” Austin Gardner, 31, of Gowensville, S.C., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at his home.
 
A native of Cleveland County, he completed a course of study for mentally and physically challenged students at
Lahainaluna High School in Maui, Hawaii. For 10 years he volunteered with his parents in Hawaii’s “Youth with a
Mission” and “Lightbringers,” a program for the homeless. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic
Church in Tryon.
 
Survivors include his mother, Annie Arledge and stepfather, “Tommy” Arledge of Gowensville; his father, Wayne Gardner
and stepmother Windoll Gardner of Lake Norman; one stepbrother, Jeremy Gardner of UNC Charlotte; his maternal
grandparents, Edwin and Catherine Spangler of Shelby; and his paternal grandmother, Sara White Gardner of Shelby.
 
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills,
130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722.
 
                         
47.  SUSAN EVE12 ARLEDGE (JOHN THOMAS "JACK"11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1944 in Tryon, Polk Co, NC.  She married JAC WESLEY ROBINSON 1966 in Tryon, NC.  He was born 1944 in Merrick, Long Island, NY.
 
Notes for SUSAN EVE ARLEDGE:
Has lived in Germany and Italy on US military bases, as well as in Columbus, GA and Fayetteville, NC.
 
Notes for JAC WESLEY ROBINSON:
Career in US Army.
    
Children of SUSAN ARLEDGE and JAC ROBINSON are:
           i.  EVE CAROLINE13 ROBINSON, b. 1971, Bad Kreuznach, West Germany, m. JASON FOWLER in 2004; lives in Fayetteville, NC. Eve and Jason have a son, ADEN WESLEY FOWLER, born 2006 in Fayetteville, NC.
 
Notes for EVE CAROLINE ROBINSON:
Graduate of UNC-Wilmington, now is a financial professional with Merrill Lynch.
 
           ii.  KEITH ARLEDGE ROBINSON, b. 1976, Fayetteville, NC.
 
Notes for KEITH ARLEDGE ROBINSON:
Graduate of NC State University in Raleigh, NC. Also studied abroad in Lancaster, England, lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, and traveled widely through Europe. Works for Outward Bound in outdoor adventure education.
 
48.  NORMA JEAN12 ARLEDGE (JAMES CURTIS11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1935.  She married (1) BOBBY DEAN MILLS.    She married (2) RICHARD GAUT. 
    
Children of NORMA ARLEDGE and BOBBY MILLS are:
           i.  B. DEAN13 MILLS, b. Abt. 1957; m. GAIL ???.
59.      ii.  JANICE ELAINE MILLS, b. 1959, lives in Surfside Beach, SC.
60.      iii.  DAVID ANDERSON MILLS, b. 1962, lives in Garden City, SC.
          iv.  LAURA ANNETTE MILLS, b. Aft. 1963.
 
 
49.  MICHAEL PRESTON12 ARLEDGE (JAMES CURTIS11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 06 Jul 1945 in Tryon, Polk Co, NC, and died 05 Jan 2000 in Surfside Beach, Horry Co, SC [see obit].
 
Notes for MICHAEL PRESTON ARLEDGE:
Michael P. Arledge
SURFSIDE BEACH - Michael P. Arledge, 54, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Conway
Hospital.  He was born Sept. 26, 1945, in Tryon, N.C., a son of the late James and Azilee Norman Arledge. He was a graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelor of arts degree. He was a Navy veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. Survivors include a daughter, Kristin Beal of Goldston, N.C.; three granddaughters, Anna, Melissa, and Kali; a sister, Norma Gaut of Tryon; a brother, Jay Ayledge of Surfside Beach; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, beach chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 316, Conway 29526.
    
Child of MICHAEL PRESTON ARLEDGE is:
61.       i.  KRISTIN13 ARLEDGE, b. of Goldston, NC as of 2000.
 
50.  SCOTT BRADFORD12 ARLEDGE (JOSEPH ERNEST11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 03 Mar 1943 in Wilmington, NC, and died 23 Sep 1995 in lived in Walhalla, Oconee Co, SC; Bur. Seneca, Oconee Co, SC.  He married (1) SYLVIA BEDENBOUGH.    He married (2) MARLENE BOTTOMS. 
 
Children of SCOTT ARLEDGE and SYLVIA BEDENBOUGH are:
           i.  JANICE13 ARLEDGE, b. Bef. 1986.
           ii.  JULIE ARLEDGE, b. Bef. 1986.
    
Child of SCOTT ARLEDGE and MARLENE BOTTOMS is:
          iii.  SAMANTHA13 ARLEDGE, b. Abt. 1990.
 
 
51.  DEANNA HOPE12 ARLEDGE (WILLIAM DEAN11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1942.  She married (1) WILLIAM BRADFORD.    She married (2) JAMES MCNEILL. 
    
Child of DEANNA ARLEDGE and JAMES MCNEILL is:
           i.  SCOTT13 MCNEILL.
 
 
52.  CHARLOTTE ANN12 ARLEDGE (WILLIAM DEAN11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1944.  She married ROBERT LONG. 
    
Child of CHARLOTTE ARLEDGE and ROBERT LONG is:
           i.  AUSTIN13 LONG.
 
 
53.  CURTIS YATES12 ARLEDGE (LAWRENCE ALLEN11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1965 in Asheville, Buncombe Co, NC.  He married DIANE SESSA.  She was born 1966 in Brooklyn, NY
 
Notes for CURTIS YATES ARLEDGE:
Curtis Y. Arledge
Wachovia Corporation
North Carolina
Arledge is a Managing Director and Head of the firm’s Fixed-Income Division, with responsibility for fixed-income sales, trading and research services. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Princeton University.
    
Children of CURTIS ARLEDGE and DIANE SESSA are:
           i.  TAYLOR JO13 ARLEDGE, b. 1994, New York.
           ii.  DILLON CURTIS ARLEDGE, b. 1995, New York.
          iii.  ANTHONY JAMES ARLEDGE, b. 2000, Charlotte, NC. iv. AVA MARIA ARLEDGE b 2007 in NC
 
 
54.  MURRAY B. "SANDY"12 JONES, JR. (GARNETTE ARLEDGE11 SHIPMAN, SALLIE REBECCA OR RUCKER10 ARLEDGE, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1946 in Baltimore, MD; He married (1) CYNTHIA LINTON. 
    
Children of MURRAY JONES and CYNTHIA LINTON are:
           i.  MURRAY B. "TRIP"13 JONES III.
           ii.  CHASE LINTON "SKIP" JONES.
 
Children of MURRAY B. "SANDY" JONES, JR. are:
          iii.  MERCEDES13 JONES.
          iv.  JESSIE JONES.
 
55.  GARNETTE "SALLIE" SHIPMAN12 JONES (GARNETTE ARLEDGE11 SHIPMAN, SALLIE REBECCA OR RUCKER10 ARLEDGE, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1941 in Meridian, MS; changed name to Garnette Arledge.  She married SHERWOOD ROSS.  He was born 1933 in Chicago, IL.
 
Notes for GARNETTE "SALLIE" SHIPMAN JONES:
Changed her name to Arledge.
 
www.squareonepublishers.com/gen_authors.html (2004):
 
Garnette Arledge received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Divinity degree from Drew Theological School. A spiritual director specializing in death and dying education, Garnette is a professional writer and columnist, as well as an experienced Hospice Chaplain. An active lecturer and educator, Garnette chaired the New Jersey Coalition for On Our Own Terms--a Bill Moyer's PBS special on dying. 

From garnettearledge.com:

About Garnette Arledge, M.Div.

Garnette Arledge has written books and magazine and newspaper articles on spirituality and wellness for more than three decades. Widely traveled in Europe and India, she was raised in the Great Smoky mountains of North Carolina. As a teen-ager in Washington, DC, she learned to fly a private plane. She began writing at 9. After receiving a B.Sc. in journalism from the University of Maryland, she moved to Pittsburgh where she won an award for best feature article at the Pittsburgh Press.

After working on Capitol Hill, she married, moved to Princeton, NJ, became a freelance writer and eventually Editor of the Florham Park (NJ) Eagle. As a single mother, she raised two children, both now independent and creative. She a has little grey friend, Sasha The Bereavement Dog, and two grandchildren in Spokane.

She has long had an active interest in creativity, spirituality and healing, co-founding the East Coast's first holistic health center, the Holistic Health Association of the Princeton Area in 1976. Later, she received a Master in Divinity degree from Drew University Theological School, and worked as a Hospice Chaplain. She also served as the Hospice Patient Services Coordinator for Atlantic Health Systems in Millburn and Morristown, N.J, training volunteers and educating the public in dying wellness.

Her next book, due out Spring 2007 from RedWheel/
Weiser/Conari, with the working title of "Paradise of Aloha" is a relaxed teaching guide on giving the gentle Hawaiian touch therapy Lomilomi. "After supporting the dying, I wanted a spiritually uplifting hands-on mode to bring joy and space to both the living and the stressed."

Recently Garnette has been training doulas (end of life midwives) in sitting vigil with the dying.

Earlier when Bill Moyer's On Our Own Terms: Dying in America was telecast on PBS, she was chair of the New Jersey Community Coalition that coordinated health-care providers and civic and religious organizations, training them to deal sensitively with terminally ill patients and their families. She is founder of the non-profit Angels Eve, Inc, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit wellness education center training doulas.

Now available as a retreat leader and for talks, she is author of the trade paperback On Angel's Eve, a spiritual guidebook for sitting vigil for caregivers of the dying. The book vanquishes fear of dying by exploring the world wisdom traditions of Buddhism, Vedanta Hinduism, Sufism, Judaism, and Christianity. Its practical techniques offer helpful strategies for caregivers longing for the ineffable 'something to do.' She specializes in guiding people in preparing Living Wills, legally, properly and spiritually; and in writing their own Spiritual Testaments, which are ethical wills. Her articles regularly appeared in Sacred Journey journal as well as in Britain's Sacred Space journal. For years, she wrote a column, The Safety Net, on dying well, for the Recorder Newspaper Group of central New Jersey. She is now working on a novel “Night of the Mothers.”

A spiritual director and Lomilomi giver in private practice in Ulster County, NY, she lectures at the Oncology Support Program Benedictine Hospital and leads retreats on refining listening skills, nourishing spiritual hunger with poetic tools, writing legal living and ethical wills, forgiveness issues and touching the truth within by laughing at everything you can. Presently she works on a biography about creativity and spirituality and is preparing her poetry for a chapbook.

      
Children of GARNETTE JONES and SHERWOOD ROSS are:
i.  ELIZABETH ARLEDGE13 ROSS, b. 1972, Mercer Co, NJ
 
62.      ii.  ANDREI ROBINSON "DREW" ROSS, b. 1973, Hunterdon Co, NJ.
 
 
56.  ROONE PINCKNEY12 ARLEDGE III (ROONE PINCKNEY11, ROONE10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1964.
    
Child of ROONE PINCKNEY ARLEDGE III is:
           i.  BENJAMIN13 ARLEDGE.
 
 
Generation No. 6
 
57.  PAMELA SUSAN13 WILSON (LINDA CAROLINE12 ARLEDGE, JOHN THOMAS "JACK"11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1957 in Tryon, Polk Co, NC.  She married GREGORY MARK SMITH 1990 in Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC.  He was born 1962 in Lexington, Henderson Co, TN. They divorced in 2002. She married Neil Davis "Dave" Boggess III in 2007. He was born in 1954 in Greenville, SC.
 
Notes for PAMELA SUSAN WILSON:
“Pamela Wilson is Associate Professor of Communication at Reinhardt College in Georgia. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College majoring in cultural anthropology. After receiving an MA in anthropology and folklore from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Radio/TV/Motion Pictures from the University of North Carolina, she received her Ph.D. in Communication Arts (Cultural Studies) from the University of Wisconsin, where her dissertation was a study of the cultural politics surrounding a 1958 NBC television documentary on Native American rights. 
 
Inspired by attending the World Civil Society Forum, Indigenous Peoples Caucus and the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva, Switzerland in 2002, she organized and chaired double panels/workshops on "Indigenous Media in the Age of Globalization" and "Global Indigenous Media" at both the 2003 and 2004 Society for Cinema and Media Studies meetings.  These gatherings of scholars and indigenous media producers led to her collaboration with Michelle Stewart and the germination of a current book project on Global Indigenous Media, due to be published by Duke University Press in June 2008. 
 
Wilson’s writing on various aspects of media and popular culture has been published in the journals Television and New Media; Quarterly Review of Film and Video; Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television; Camera Obscura; and South Atlantic Quarterly, as well as a number of anthologies.  In 2005, she participated in a Fulbright Hays Seminar studying the impact of national development projects on ethnic minority cultures across China.”
 
In my spare time (besides teaching, academic work and being mom to a teenager), I enjoy delving into family history and maintaining the Arledge Family History Project, as well as traveling anywhere in the world I’m able to afford to visit. My email is wilsonpam@mindspring.com. I currently live in Cartersville, Georgia.
    
Child of PAMELA WILSON and GREGORY SMITH is:
           i.  NOLAN TIMOTHY WILSON14 SMITH, b. 1992, Madison, Dane Co, WI.
 
 
58.  CARA CHANDLER13 WILSON (LINDA CAROLINE12 ARLEDGE, JOHN THOMAS "JACK"11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1961 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co, SC.  She married JEB BURCHENAL 1990 in Waynesboro, Augusta Co, VA.  He was born 1962 in New York City, NY.
 
Notes for CARA CHANDLER WILSON:
Graduate of Duke University and University of VA medical school, specializing in infectious diseases. Residency at Johns Hopkins University and fellowship at Harvard University (Mass. General Hospital) doing HIV research. Now doing HIV research at University of Colorado in Denver.
 
Notes for JEB BURCHENAL:
Graduate of Princeton University and Cornell Medical School, specializing in cardiology. Residency at Johns Hopkins University and Fellowship in angioplasty at Harvard (Brigham and Women's). Now a cardiologist in Denver.
    
Children of CARA WILSON and JEB BURCHENAL are:
           i.  CLARE ARLEDGE14 BURCHENAL, b. 1992, Boston, MA.
           ii.  WILSON HOLLAND BURCHENAL, b. 1995, Boston, MA.
 
 
59.  JANICE ELAINE13 MILLS (NORMA JEAN12 ARLEDGE, JAMES CURTIS11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1959 and lives in Surfside Beach, SC.  She married STANFORD KELLEY THOMAS.  He was born 1958.
 
Notes for JANICE ELAINE MILLS:
 
I am Janice (Jan) Thomas, oldest daughter of Bob Mills and Norma Arledge Mills.  I currently reside in Surfside Beach, SC with my husband, three daughters, dog Pearl, cat Scooby and Turtle Joe.  I have worked in some form of media since 1978. (radio, network television and cable television)  I am currently employed by NextMedia Group, LLC as their Business Manager. 
NextMedia is based in Denver and they own about 60 radio stations throughout the United States. 
 
Stan and I have been married 20 years and have three daughters.  Our oldest daughter Christi is a Freshman at USC in Columbia.  Our second daughter is Ashley is 16 years old and a Junior at Socastee High School.  Our third and final daughter Haley is 9 years old at a fourth grader at Seaside Elementary School.  We are truly blessed.
    
Children of JANICE MILLS and STANFORD THOMAS are:
           i.  CHRISTINA JEAN14 THOMAS, b. 1981.
           ii.  LAURA ASHLEY THOMAS, b. 1984.
          iii.  HALEY ELAINE THOMAS, b. 1991.
 
 
60.  DAVID ANDERSON13 MILLS (NORMA JEAN12 ARLEDGE, JAMES CURTIS11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1962 and lives in Garden City, SC.  He married MELISSA RAMSEY. 
    
Child of DAVID MILLS and MELISSA RAMSEY is:
           i.  JESSICA NICOLE14 MILLS, b. 1991.
 
 
61.  KRISTIN13 ARLEDGE (MICHAEL PRESTON12, JAMES CURTIS11, JOHN ADEN10, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was living in Goldston, NC as of 2000.  She married ??? BEAL. 
    
Children of KRISTIN ARLEDGE and ??? BEAL are:
           i.  ANNA14 BEAL.
           ii.  MELISSA BEAL.
          iii.  KALI BEAL.
 
 
62.  ANDREI ROBINSON "DREW"13 ROSS (GARNETTE "SALLIE" SHIPMAN12 JONES, GARNETTE ARLEDGE11 SHIPMAN, SALLIE REBECCA OR RUCKER10 ARLEDGE, JOHN PINCKNEY9, GREENBERRY8, JONATHAN7, AMOS6, ISAAC5, WILLIAM4 ALDRIDGE, CLEMENT3, CLEMENT2, JOHN ALDRICH/1) was born 1973 in Raritan Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ.  He married PATRICIA KIENHOLZ. 
    
Children of ANDREI ROSS and PATRICIA KIENHOLZ are:
           i.  LILLY FREYA14 ROSS, b. 1997, Spokane, WA.
           ii.  ALEXANDER KIENHOLZ ROSS, b. 2001.
 

 

 


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